NLRB Strikes Down Employer Veto of Combined Leased and Regular Employee Bargaining Units: What Should Employers Do Now?


One year after the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or the “Board”) major expansion of its joint employer standard in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015) (“BFI”), the NLRB has issued yet another decision that could have a dramatic impact on employers who engage workers through staffing companies, employee leasing companies, temporary agencies and the like.
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EEOC Proposes Guidance to Explain Its Enforcement of National Origin Discrimination


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a proposed guidance on June 2, 2016, clarifying its view of national origin discrimination.
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2016 – Already a Record Year for CPSC Civil Penalty Settlements


At only the halfway point in 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC” or the “Commission”) has already broken last year’s record for total amount of civil penalties.
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New Persuader Rule Blocked by Federal Court


On Monday, June 27, 2016, U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings entered a nationwide injunction in the case of National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Perez et al., 5:16-cv-00066 (ND TX) blocking the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new persuader rule.
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Employers Will Now be Stuck with Mixed-Guard Unions


Under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) may not certify a union to represent a bargaining unit if the union admits into membership both guards and non-guards.
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