We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.
For several years, Democrat controlled NLRBs have tried to implement card check recognition.
In a February 22, 2022 opinion, the First District Appellate Court in Illinois answered “yes” to the question of whether a federal labor law—the Labor Management Relations Act (“LMRA”)—preempts claims by union employees under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).
One of the little discussed provisions of the CARES Act are those added by House Democrats to curry favor with organized labor. The first is that borrowers who obtain loans under the Act must make a good faith certification that they will remain neutral in any union organizing effort for the term of the loan. The effect of this provision is to force neutrality upon borrowers under the CARES Act for the duration of their loans. This means that a borrower commits not to say or do anything to oppose a union’s organizing effort. Borrowers should be aware of this requirement which, in effect, abrogates some of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
On February 2, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision and order in the case of T-Mobile USA and CWA. In this case, T-Mobile, following substantial proof that the members of a collective bargaining unit no longer maintained majority support for representation by the CWA, pursued the strategy of continuing to honor the collective bargaining agreement but refused to negotiate over a successor agreement unless and until the representation issue was resolved.