Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor

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NLRB Revisits Independent Contractor Definition

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
Employees are permitted to join unions.  Independent contractors are not.  Thus, whether a particular working relationship involves an “employee” or an “independent contractor” is extremely important.  Recently, the NLRB has made it easier to establish employee status and correspondingly more difficult to establish independent contractor status. The case involved delivery drivers for Federal Express Home… Continue Reading

Employers Must Bargain Over Discretionary Discipline Before Agreement on First Contract

Posted in Management, NLRB
By Nelson Cary and James Patrick In Alan Ritchey, Inc., the NLRB recently adopted a new rule that will have an immediate impact on any employer attempting to negotiate an initial contract with a newly organized bargaining unit. Specifically, after a union becomes the employees’ bargaining representative, but before the parties have agreed to their first… Continue Reading