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/ “Joint Employer” Meddling Gets Well-Deserved Scrutiny

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By Sean P. Redmond  9/15/14

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions last week held a hearing to examine the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) apparent effort to upend 30 years of settled policy in order to expand the definition of a “joint employer.”  This latest initiative represents yet another attempt by the Board to accede to union demands to facilitate organizing campaigns, particularly in the fast food industry. 

/ Street Theater Thursday

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By Sean P. Redmond 9/5/14

/ Doubling Down on "D.R. Horton"

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By Sean P. Redmond  8/8/14

/ Bergdorf Goodman: A Pyrrhic Victory?

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By Sean P. Redmond 8/1/14

/ NLRB Redefines ‘Joint Employer’

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By Sean P. Redmond 7/30/14

/ Mischief at Macy's

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By Sean P. Redmond  7/24/14

/ The NLRB’s Proprietary Poppycock

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By Sean P. Redmond 7/18/14

A case currently before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could have a significant impact on manufacturers whose workplace rules seek to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of intellectual property.  

/ Another Bite at the Beetle

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By Sean P. Redmond  7/14/14

 

/ Protected Concerted Profanity

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By Sean P. Redmond 6/12/14

/ “Surprisingly Ubiquitous” vs. Common Sense

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By Sean P. Redmond 6/10/14

At a recent labor conference, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel, Richard Griffin, spoke about his priorities and offered interesting insights into his views of the Board’s direction.  Unfortunately, those insights reveal a telling disconnect between the proclivities of the activist Board and the business realities facing the employers it regulates, and one particular comment he made caught this writer’s attention.