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NLRB Proposes New Rules to Promote Union Organizing
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues its efforts to rescind anti-union rules adopted by the Trump-era Board. In proposed rules published on November 4, 2022, the Biden-Board seeks to undo rules adopted in 2020 and return to the pre-202...
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NLRB Proposes New Rules Expanding Joint Employer Status
The ping pong game over who is a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (the "Act") continues. On September 6, 2022, the Biden-appointed majority controlling the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") proposed a new rule defining...
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The NLRB Reawakened: Part One—New Obstacles to Settlement of Unfair Labor Practices
This is the first in a series of blog posts discussing the recently issued memos that guide the National Labor Relations Board’s administration of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Each post in the series will include our notable takeaways for...
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Washington Court of Appeals Expands Possibility for Attorney’s Fees Claim Under Wage Statute as Separate Cause of Action
In the recently published Reeves v. Mason County, Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals expanded the availability of a standalone suit to recover attorney’s fees accrued when an employee successfully recovered lost wages. If a separate suit...
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The Biden Administration's Pro-Union Agenda
White House Task Force Report On February 7, 2022, the Biden administration published its roadmap for encouraging and supporting union organizing in private and federal employment by executive actions that do not require any Congressional approval....
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NLRB General Counsel Declares That College Athletes Are Employees
On September 29, 2021, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo (the “GC”) for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued General Counsel Memorandum 21-08 (“GC Memo”) announcing that scholarship athletes at private universities playing football in the...
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