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NLRB Acting General Counsel Announces Further Proposed Restructuring of Field Offices

On October 9, 2012, the NLRB's Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, announced a further restructuring of the NLRB's field offices. Earlier, he announced changes affecting the St. Louis and Winston-Salem offices which were consolidated into the Kansas City Region and Atlanta Regions respectively...

NLRB breathes new life into your "at-will" employment disclaimers

Just Google it . The National Labor Relations Board has been drawing a lot of attention for its heightened scrutiny of at-will employment disclaimers. For example, in a case involving the American Red Cross , a Board ALJ found that the American Red Cross broke the law by having an employee handbook...

Obama 2.0: What employers can expect to see in the next four years

Well! OK! Last week was an interesting week, wasn't it? Congratulations to President Obama on winning a second term. My Election 2012 coverage would not be complete without some labor and employment prognostications for Obama Administration II.* *Please do not read these again in 2016 to see...

Confidential Single-Employee Arbitration Clause Ruled Unlawful

The NLRB issued a press release announcing an NLRB Administrative Law Judge's opinion in 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. (decision) . Per the press release, the employer maintained a policy that: required new employees to agree in writing to submit all employment-related claims to individual arbitration...

Add “No Loitering” to the List of Potentially Unlawful Work Rules, Per the NLRB

It’s no secret that the NLRB is waging a war against facially neutral employment policies. You can add “no loitering” rules to its list of victims. In EYM King of Michigan , an NLRB administrative law judge considered the following policy, implemented by a Burger King franchise:...