Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”)—with its 3-to-1 Republican-appointed majority—returned to its long-standing common-law test for determining whether workers are independent contractors (“ICs”) or employees, expressly overruling an Obama-era decision, which it said impermissibly altered the test by severely limiting the significance of “entrepreneurial opportunity” to the analysis. 538 more words
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- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is preparing to prosecute health system Kaiser Permanente for refusing bargain with SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, … 534 more words
Nurses allege hospital threatened them over union work, workplace staffing.
Nurses working at St. Charles Bend have alleged that the hospital threatened them after they raised concerns about workplace staffing and participated in union activities. 47 more words
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) says it intends to unveil new overtime and joint employer rules in the recognizably near future. 796 more words
Fifth Circuit Court to New Orleans Charter School: Recognize Your Employees' Choice to Collectively Bargain
On September 21, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the appeal of Louisiana-based charter school, International High School of New Orleans (operated by Voices for International Business and Education, Inc.) to declare itself a “political subdivision” of the state, thereby enabling the charter school to ignore employees’ vote to be represented by the union, United Teachers of New Orleans. 1,521 more words