Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor

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Tag Archives: Peter Robb

COVID-19 and the Duty to Bargain: Advice from the General Counsel

Posted in Negotiations, NLRB
With COVID-19 disrupting business, employers may be questioning whether the virus has an effect on the duty to bargain with labor organizations.  On Friday, the NLRB’s General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, attempted to answer these questions, issuing a letter to regional officials clarifying employers’ duty to bargain during emergencies. The General Counsel’s letter summarized nine… Continue Reading

A Bad Week for Unions: The NLRB and NLRB GC Focus on Union “Membership” and the Money

Posted in Union Membership, Unions
The NLRA permits employers and unions to agree to “union security” clauses in a collective bargaining agreement.  This clause requires employees to join the union (and pay dues) or lose their job with the employer. Congress imposed this “membership” obligation on employees to eliminate what some call the “free rider” problem.  The NLRA requires a… Continue Reading

New NLRB Guidance Gives The Green Light On Common Sense Employee Work Rules

Posted in Employee Handbooks, NLRB
Last December, the NLRB recently established a new standard for determining the lawfulness of facially neutral employee handbook policies that “may” restrict the exercise of an employee’s NLRA rights.  As more fully discussed in our prior post, in Boeing Company the NLRB rejected its previous standard for reviewing employer rules and replaced it with a… Continue Reading