In United Nurses and Allied
Professionals (Kent Hospital), a divided Board addressed a number of issues
regarding the rights of objecting employees. Among other things, it held that a
union is not required to provide objecting employees with a copy...
The NLRB addressed, for the
first time, the issue of the extent of an employer's bargaining obligation to a
successor union when the employer, for reasons not under its control, is unable
to maintain the terms and conditions of employment that...
The Supreme Court confirmed
that under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, final rulings of the MSPB in
specified cases are to be reviewed by the federal district courts. This EIA
concludes that the complicated facts of the case, coupled with the...
SUMMARY : This Emerging Issues Analysis suggests that the importance of this case lies not in the conclusion the Court reached about special assessments for public sector unions, but in what the decision portends for the heretofore routine procedures...
In May 2012 a federal district
court held the new NLRB election rule to be invalid because the Board lacked a
quorum when it purported to adopt it. Although the Board has temporarily
suspended the implementation of the rule, which had gone into effect...
In May 2012, a three-judge
panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that the
definition of "marriage" set forth in Section 3 of the Defense of
Marriage Act ("DOMA") does not pass constitutional muster. If the...
In Specialty Healthcare and
Rehabilitation Center of Mobile , the National Labor Relations Board, as
expected, overruled the standard for appropriate unit determinations in the
nonacute care sector of the healthcare industry. In the process...