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Insight
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May 9, 2018

New German Government's Plans for Labor and Employment Laws

The latest coalition agreement arrived at by Germany's two ruling parties will usher in numerous changes to employment legislation that are expected to be implemented over the next four years. Since some of these changes are extensive.

Insight
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March 29, 2018

What a Fool Believes? These Non-Fake Employment News Stories

In anticipation of April Fools' Day, we celebrate labor and employment cases and news that could be jokes, but aren't. If there's anything we've learned over the last year, real news and fake news are often hard to distinguish.

ASAP
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March 27, 2018

Still "Open for Business" – New Wisconsin Legislation to Preempt Most Local Employment Ordinances

Wisconsin is about to join the list of over a dozen states that have taken action to preempt local governments from passing labor and employment ordinances.

ASAP
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December 20, 2017

NLRB Issues Reversal of Obama-Era Precedent on Settlements and Seeks Comment on Quickie Election Rule

A new Board decision holds ALJs may approve partial settlement proposals despite the General Counsel/Region and the charging party’s objections to the agreement, in a return to pre-Obama precedent.

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December 19, 2017

What's Appropriate: The NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare

As part of the NLRB's spate of recent decisions reversing Obama-era Board precedent, the Board has overturned Specialty Healthcare, reinstating its prior standard for determining the appropriateness of a petitioned-for bargaining unit.

Insight
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December 19, 2017

NLRB Rejects Browning-Ferris and Returns to Prior Joint-Employer Standard that Benefits Union and Non-Union Employers Alike

Two days before the end of Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term, the new Republican majority at the National Labor Relations Board continued its shift in labor policy and issued yet another reversal of significant Obama-era precedent.

Insight
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December 18, 2017

New NLRB Majority Calls off the War on Employee Handbooks

The NLRB recently established a new standard for evaluating the validity of employer rules, policies, and handbook provisions under the National Labor Relations Act.

ASAP
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December 4, 2017

New NLRB GC Memorandum Signals Changes are Ahead

The National Labor Relations Board's new General Counsel, Peter Robb, has wasted no time in taking steps to chart a new direction for the Board.

WPI Report
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December 1, 2017

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Trade Jostling Bills for Jingle Bells

With the holidays in full swing, state legislators across the country are enjoying a bit of a lull. December traditionally marks the calm before the storm, as most legislatures are out of session and will reconvene in January.

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November 29, 2017

Bill 148 is Now the Law in Ontario, Canada

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which significantly amends Ontario labour and employment law, has received Royal Assent and is now law.

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