Wisconsin Assembly Passes Right-to-Work Bill – Governor Walker Expected to Sign Bill on Monday

Today, Friday, March 6, 2015, the Wisconsin State Assembly after a marathon session passed right-to-work legislation by a vote of 62 to 35. The State Senate had previously approved the right-to-work legislation by a vote of 17 to 15 the previous week. The votes were cast according to party lines.  The fast-tracked bill will be […]

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NLRB Decides that Workers Can Use Their Employers Email — Even for Union Organizing

On December 11, 2014, in Purple Communications, Inc., the NLRB overturned its 2007 Register Guard decision and held that employees have the right to use their employers’ email systems for non-business purposes, including communicating about union organizing.  The NLRB emphasized the importance of email as a critical means of communication for employees, especially in today’s […]

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2014 Could Still Deliver Important Decisions from the NLRB

Although we previously posted an article outlining that the mid-term elections could improve the landscape for employers regarding administrative agency enforcement, including the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), employers may still see a significant pro-union push from the NLRB before the end of 2014. Democratic-appointee Nancy Schiffer’s term on the NLRB ends December 16, 2014. […]

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NLRB Decision Increases Employer Risk in Unfair Labor Practice Litigation

In a move that could significantly increase the risk associated with unfair labor practice litigation for employers, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision on October 24, 2014 that stated it has authority to order expanded remedies for violations of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) that are “egregious and pervasive.” In HTH […]

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