Tag Archives: NLRB

NRLB Reverses Prior Ruling on Employee Personal Use of Email

In yet another decision that reverses an Obama-era policy, the National Labor and Relations Board (NLRB) determined that employers can regulate their employees’ use of company email and other IT resources for non-work-related communications. Previously, Board held that employees with access to these resources for work had a presumptive right to use them on nonworking […]

NLRB Proposes Changes to Election Procedures

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has not often enacted rules pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, preferring that the Board’s legislative policies be established in individualized rulings. But recent actions indicate a break with that tradition. Earlier this month, the Board proposed regulations targeting three areas of current policy that govern the filing and […]

Five 2018 Employment Law Cases That Impact Texas

Last year brought a number of important labor and employment cases — both national and local — that could have far-reaching effects on the workplace. A recent article from the Dallas Bar Association reviews five that will significantly affect Texas employers in 2019 and beyond. Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis In a decision we reviewed in […]

NLRB Taking a New Look at Employee Use of Work Email

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) again is reflecting changes resulting from Trump administration influence, this time regarding employees’ rights to use employer email for protected concerted activities like soliciting support for a labor union, organizing a strike, or complaining about management. Earlier this month, the Board invited briefs on whether it should uphold, modify, or […]

Jerry Jones and Anthem Protests

Attorney Amy Davis – Interview on Fox 4 News – Comments on Dallas Cowboys Owner, Jerry Jones, and the NFL Players’ Anthem Protests

FOX 4 News – Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 Attorney Amy Davis was sought for comment by FOX 4 News reporters seeking a perspective on the recent developments in the ever-expanding controversy currently unfolding between Dallas Cowboys Owner, Jerry Jones and the NFL players’ anthem protests. Attorney Davis offered her comments regarding the certain facets of […]

Are misclassified independent contractors putting your company at risk?

The Department of Labor (DOL) has long eschewed the employer practice of classifying workers as independent contractors in order to sidestep compliance with government regulations. From the employer’s perspective, the use of independent contractors allows them to hire highly skilled professionals for specialized work without the expense of benefits and payroll taxes. But misclassification can […]

Who’s The Boss? Defining Your Relationship With Contractors

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) caused a few pre-Labor Day headaches by issuing a new joint-employment standard that could have far-reaching effects for companies that use contract agencies and for the contracted employees themselves. Prior to this decision, joint employment depended on whether employers shared or co-determined those matters governing essential terms and conditions […]

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 […]