Articles Posted in Unions (labor relations)


At first glance, this recent National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Advice Memorandum, with all its redactions and such, seems hardly worth the trouble to parse through.

But, that’s why they pay me the big bucks bupkis to blog and try to make something out of nothing. And I’ve done just that for you today. Continue reading


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Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board announced here that it wants your input — actually your lawyers will have to submit a brief — “on whether the Board should reconsider its standards for profane outbursts and offensive statements of a racial or sexual nature.” Continue reading

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By National Labor Relations Board –, Public Domain, Link

Just because you say that an employee is an independent contractor doesn’t make it so. Many companies have found that out the hard way when the U.S. Department of Labor comes knocking for a wage and hour audit.

But, could this misclassification also be an unfair labor practice under the National Labor Relations Act? Continue reading


Won’t you help little Ivy Meyer achieve her Girl Scout Cookies sales goal?

It’s that time of year again.

Coworkers have begun bombarding you with requests to purchase Girl Scout Cookies. So, in that spirit, let’s tackle:

  • Whether unions will start organizing your workplace if you relax your no-solicitation policy to allow employees to sell Girl Scout Cookies;
  • Can employees use your email system to proselytize if co-workers use it to sell Girl Scout Cookies; and
  • A bonus discrimination case involving the sale of Girl Scout Cookies gone terribly wrong.

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“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”