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NLRB Re-Writes Joint Employer Standard


In one of its most anticipated decisions in years, the National Labor Relations Board today redefined who is a “joint employer” under federal law... 


The Joint Employer Standard: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

By Carolyn Blake, 8/18/2015

Last week, six state attorneys general spoke out about the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) pending rewrite of the joint employer standard.  In their letter, the AGs expressed strong concerns about how a new standard would impact businesses in their states...


Card Check Chatter Continues

By Sean P. Redmond 8/5/15

The bill that dare not speak its name—card check—is back in the news less than a week after it reared its ugly head in the ever-evolving presidential campaign.  This time, another candidate has come out supporting the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act according to a recent news report


Card Check Rears its Ugly Head

By Sean P. Redmond  7/30/15

Like it or not, the 2016 presidential campaign is well underway, and voters will have the opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of the various candidates.  As they do so, presumably they will consider the candidates’ various policy positions, including, perhaps, a new discussion of a bad old idea: card check...  


SCOTUS to Consider Public Sector Right-to-Work

By Sean P. Redmond 7/22/15

The United States Supreme Court’s recently agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, in which the Court will review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues in the public sector...