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House Passes Bill to Prevent NLRB From Ordering Relocation of Work

On July 19, 2011, in response to the NLRB's issuance of complaint against Boeing arising out of Boeing's decision to build a number of its new 787 Dreamliners in a non-union plant in South Carolina, a bill entitled The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, H.R.2587, was introduced...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Files Suit to Block The NLRB's New Notice Posting Rule

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, on September 20, 2011, filed a lawsuit against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) challenging the NLRB's new rule requiring businesses to post notices explaining employees'...

Supreme Court Rules Drug Company Sales Employees Are Not Entitled to Overtime Pay

In Christopher et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., d/b/a Glasxosmithkline , 567 U.S. ___ (2012), No. 11-204, decided June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that certain drug sales employees are to be treated as "outside salesmen" under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

What Does Independence Day Really Mean?

To most of us, the 4 th of July means a day off from work spent with family and friends, perhaps going to a parade, having a barbeque or watching fireworks. But Independence Day signifies so much more. It not only honors the birthday of our country, but the adoption of the Declaration of Independence...

NLRB's Solomon Considering More Regional Office Consolidations

In a press release issued July 2, 2012, NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced that he is considering another proposal to reorganize Regional Offices. Previously, Solomon announced proposed consolidations involving St. Louis, Peoria, and Winston-Salem offices. Under the latest proposal...

NLRB Appeals Ruling Enjoining its New Regulations Meant to Speed Up Union Elections

On August 1, 2012, we reported that in Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. v. National Labor Relations Board , Civil No. 11-2262, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia had enjoined on May 14, 2012, the NLRB's implementation of its new regulations relating to speeding up...

Federal Court Rejects NLRB Challenge to State "Secret Ballot" Law

On September 5, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone ruled that an Arizona state constitutional amendment addressing how employees choose a union was not on its face preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB had filed suit in federal court in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011, challenging...

President Obama Details Possible Cuts to Federal Spending under Budget Control Act of 2011

On September 14, 2012, the President's Office of Management and Budget released a report on what the estimated impact of sequestration pursuant to Sequestration Transparency Act, as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, would be on January 2, 2013, should the Congress not agree upon a budget...

U.S. Senators File Brief Seeking to Invalidate the President's Recess Appointments to NLRB

On September 26, 2012, U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, announced that he and 41 other Senators had filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Noel Canning v. NLRB , Nos. 12-1115, 12-1153, challenging the constitutionality of the recess appointments...

BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE WILL PROVIDE PROTECTIONS TO PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

I have previously blogged about instances in which pregnant women have unsuccessfully sued their employers for discrimination . However, if the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act , which was introduced into the Senate on September 19, 2012 by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is passed...

NLRB Announces Case Statistics for Fiscal Yeal 2012

On October 16, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board announced that in the fiscal year just ended on September 30, 2012, it had issued 341 decisions in contested cases. Of that total, 277 were unfair labor practice cases and 64 were representation cases. It also stated that the median age of pending...