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27 Mar 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, MARCH 16 – 20, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of March 16 – 20, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues, including news related to the NLRB and a variety of state issues.More Posts – Website

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24 Mar 2015 NLRB Scrutiny Of Employer Handbook Policies Continues With ALJ Ruling Against T-Mobile

Last week, an administrative law judge (ALJ) for the NLRB continued the Board’s trend of invalidating employer handbook policies. In the case at issue, the ALJ specifically found that T-Mobile maintained several policies in its handbook that “chilled” potential union activity, including a statement that provided, “This Handbook is a confidential and proprietary Company document, and must not be disclosed to or used by any third party without the prior written consent of the Company.”…

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19 Mar 2015 NLRB General Counsel Issues Comprehensive Report on Handbook Rules

Yesterday, the NLRB’s General Counsel, Richard F. Griffin, issued a report addressing the legality of employer handbook policies under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. While Griffin concedes that he does not believe employers generally write their handbook provisions to purposefully restrict the exercise of Section 7 rights, his report makes it clear that the legality/illegality of handbook rules will continue to be a NLRB priority.  The report reminds employers, unions and disgruntled…

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18 Mar 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, MARCH 9 – 13, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of March 9 – 13, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues, including news related to the NLRB and a variety of state issues.More Posts – Website

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12 Mar 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, MARCH 2 – 6, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of March 2 – 6, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues, including news related to the NLRB and a variety of state issues.More Posts – Website

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09 Mar 2015 Wisconsin Becomes the 25th Right-to-Work State

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today signed the legislation which now makes Wisconsin the 25th state to approve a Right-to-Work Act.  Wisconsin follows Indiana and Michigan as the two Midwestern states which recently approved similar measures.   The Right-to-Work Acts make it illegal for private sector companies to enter into Collective Bargaining Agreements which contain Union Shop clauses which require all workers within the bargaining unit to be members of and pay dues to labor unions….

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06 Mar 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, FEBRUARY 23 – 27, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of February 23 – 27, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues, including news related to the NLRB and a variety of state issues.More Posts – Website

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26 Feb 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, FEBRUARY 18 – 20, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of February 18 – 20, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues, including news related to the NLRB and a variety of state issues.More Posts – Website

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25 Feb 2015 Wisconsin Senate to Vote on Right-to-Work Bill

The Wisconsin Senate is expected to vote Wednesday afternoon on a bill that could make it the 25th right-to-work state.  News outlets are reporting union protesters were upset on Tuesday when the Republican Chairman of Senate labor committee cut short the public hearing on the bill.  USA Today reports, “Dozens of people who had waited all day to speak flew into a rage, hurling profanities at the three GOP lawmakers on the panel.”  The full…

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24 Feb 2015 County Right-to-Work Laws In Kentucky Already Yielding Increased Job Growth

As previously reported on this blog, several counties in Kentucky recently passed their own Right-to-Work laws that prohibit companies and unions within their borders from requiring union dues as a condition of employment. In just a few short months, one of those counties, who previously was losing out on opportunities to attract more jobs, already seems to be seeing benefits from its new law in the form of job creation. As the article below describes,…

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