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Employers Take Note: Covid-19-Related Actions that Will Get the Attention of the NLRB

Posted in Employee Discipline, Negotiations, NLRB
This blog previously discussed the NLRB’s dismissal of virus-related charges.  The NLRB General Counsel, however, recently released a new memorandum summarizing cases related to Covid-19 where the NLRB found the virus-related issues had merit and pursued litigation. Because the cases are still in active litigation, the memo merely summarizes the facts of the cases.  It… Continue Reading

NLRB General Counsel Releases New Guidance on Employee Handbooks

Posted in Employee Discipline, NLRB
Last week, NLRB General Counsel (GC) Richard F. Griffin, Jr. released a new report addressing problematic employee handbook provisions which could be “reasonably construed” as having a chilling effect on employees’ Section 7 activity.  Similar to the three reports previously issued by predecessor Lafe Solomon on social media cases, Griffin offers the report as guidance on… 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