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Tag Archives: General Counsel

“A Day Without a Woman” May Bring Employers a Day Of Legal Troubles

Posted in NLRB
Heard about “A Day Without a Woman”?  Did your business feel any impacts of “A Day Without Immigrants”?  Not sure how, as a labor professional, you should respond to these developments?  Then you should check out this Labor and Employment Alert that we posted yesterday on our Firm’s website. In the Alert, we discuss the… Continue Reading

General Counsel Responds to Labor Practitioners’ Questions

Posted in Elections, NLRB, Union Negotiations
Earlier this year, the NLRB’s GC, who is responsible for enforcing the NLRA, continued his annual practice of attending the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section.  The GC answered questions the committee had collected from labor law practitioners around the country. A few weeks ago,… Continue Reading

NLRB Continues Preparations for Implementing Ambush Election Rule

Posted in Elections, NLRB, Rulemaking
Earlier this week, Region 8 of the NLRB held a training session in Cleveland, Ohio, on the upcoming changes to the procedures for representation cases that will go into effect on April 14, 2015.  This training session was one of more than 35 sessions the NLRB is hosting for practitioners across the country.  Additionally, NLRB… Continue Reading

Acquiring Unionized Operations: Recent GC Memorandum Adds to the Minefield

Posted in Unions
Mergers and acquisitions involving unionized companies present a number of potential labor law challenges for the buyer.  Primarily, these challenges arise from the well-established rules applicable to "successor" employers.  A "successor" is a company that purchases the stock or, in certain cases, the assets of a unionized company.  If the buyer is a successor employer under the… Continue Reading

NLRB’s GC Determines That Employees Must Expressly Invoke Their Right to Access Employer Property When They are Part of a Larger Group

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Brad Gibson The UFCW union has tilted at the Wal-Mart windmill for many years now, employing various tactics to get Wal-Mart employees interested in unions and union activity. One tactic that has been used is mass demonstrations, including picketing. It was the use of a demonstration against Wal-Mart that recently led the NLRB’s… Continue Reading

Senate Confirms Richard Griffin as NLRB General Counsel

Posted in NLRB
Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr. as General Counsel of the NLRB.  The General Counsel is responsible for the enforcement of the NLRA and supervises the regional offices of the NLRB in the investigation of unfair labor practice complaints and the conduct of union representation elections.  Mr.… Continue Reading