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Last month, a federal appeals court held that three of President Obama’s so-called “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional. Without these three appointees, the NLRB lacks a necessary quorum to act. Thus, this decision raises questions about the viability of hundreds of NLRB actions in the past year, including union-friendly rulings on social media, confidentiality rules, and off-duty employee access to the workplace.
As 2012 came to an end, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued several decisions of interest to employers. Among those decisions were rulings on union lobbying, backpay awards, and witness statements.
Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a ruling overturning a 50-year old precedent and giving unions increased leverage when negotiating successor contracts.
Michigan will soon be the 24th “right to work” state. Soon after the legislature passed “right to work” laws applicable to public and private employees, Governor Snyder signed the legislation. The laws apply to collective bargaining agreements entered after the law’s effective date in March 2013.
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