NLRB reaffirmed that regional directors have authority to dismiss representation and decertification petitions if they determine there is merit to a ULP charge involving misconduct “that would irrevocably taint” the petition and election.
On June 21, 2022, the Biden administration released its Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. These semi-annual regulatory agendas outline federal agency goals for the months ahead.
The appellate court dismissed an appeal, agreeing with the lower court that a football player’s action for damages against a physician for misdiagnosing his injury should proceed in superior court - and not in arbitration.
An arbitrator recently dismissed a union grievance disputing that the unilateral imposition of a mandatory vaccination practice was a reasonable exercise of management rights and responsibilities under the collective agreement.
On April 29, 2022, organized labor achieved a long-sought political objective when the Connecticut House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 163, “An Act Protecting Employee Freedom of Speech and Conscience.”
An arbitrator recently decided that the mandatory vaccination policy of BC Hydro was reasonably necessary to justify the significant intrusion on its employees’ bodily integrity and medical privacy - but the policy's discipline aspect was unreasonable.
On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, calling for the most sweeping revisions to the rules governing Davis-Bacon Act enforcement since the Reagan administration’s 1982 reforms.
An arbitrator in British Columbia held that an employer rightfully terminated an employee who was ineligible for work for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine despite a government order requiring it.