On June 23, 2020, the NLRB issued a decision holding that employers have no duty to bargain over serious employee discipline imposed before the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement, overturning a 2016 decision and returning to prior precedent.
In a decision released on June 10, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board reversed its prior position regarding whether the Board may exercise jurisdiction over faculty at religious institutions of higher education.
On May 30, 2020, a district court issued a much-anticipated ruling that vacates major portions of the NLRB’s Final Rule on Representation Case Procedures, but leaves several important adjustments to timelines and pre-election submissions intact.
Whether and how to respond to union proposals and requests to bargain are among the important questions employers face when confronting the many health, safety and economic threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Court of Appeal in The Hague recently held that the Employment and Security Act precludes secondment agencies from terminating contracts with workers who are ill or injured at work, despite terms allowing such terminations in collective agreements.
While Essential Businesses and their employees continue to battle COVID-19 with great resolve, some employers have faced brief walkouts and strike threats. This article addresses how employers may respond, including how to mitigate risks for all involved.