Month: September 2011

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD REPORT CONCLUDES THAT SOME WORKERS’ FACEBOOK POSTS ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW

             The Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a report last week discussing the outcome of investigations into fourteen (14) cases involving social media by the federal agency’s Division of Advise.  In four cases of the fourteen, the NLRB found that workers were protected by Section 7 of the National Labor …

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NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD PROPOSED RULES WOULD STREAMLINE UNIONIZING

             Earlier this summer, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed new rules regarding workplace unionization elections.  Specifically, the new rules would: provide for electronic filing of election petitions and other documents;  ensure that employees, employers and unions receive and exchange timely information all parties need to understand and participate in the representation case process; standardize …

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NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD ISSUES FINAL RULE REGARDING NOTIFYING EMPLOYEES OF THEIR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS

            The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a final rule requiring most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by posting a notice.  This rule is scheduled to take effect on November 14, 2011.              The notices explain the right to unionize under federal law, …

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