Tag Archives: NLRA compliance

The Future of Wage and Hour Laws Still Undecided Under Trump

As the Trump administration ends its first year in office, several wage and hour laws enacted by the Obama administration have yet to be addressed. At the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference last month, a panel of attorneys discussed these issues, including the definition of joint employer and the salary […]

NLRB General Counsel Expected to Reverse Many Obama Policies

With the confirmation of Peter Robb as general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Trump administration took another step away from Obama-era labor policies. Robb replaces Richard Griffin, who had a reputation for being pro-labor, in the board position that functionally serves as chief executive officer, despite the title. As the NLRB’s […]

The Consequences of Social Media: Is Your Policy Lawful?

For the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the ubiquity of social media presents some unique challenges. While the legal standard for protected activity hasn’t changed, the context often gives employees an unpleasant surprise when they realize that the things they say on social media have the same consequences as what they say in person. Online […]

Lessons From the Northwestern University Football Ruling

A few weeks ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that Northwestern University scholarship football players are employees and therefore entitled to unionize. The basis of the very detailed decision is that the players fit within the common definition of an employee, since they Perform services (football) Under a contract of hire […]