House Joins Senate in Passing Resolution to Disapprove New NLRB Election Rule

By Stephanie Dodge Gournis, Bruce Stickler, and Shavaun Taylor Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-186 in favor of passing a resolution to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB’s”) new “quickie election” rule, which becomes effective April 14 and is expected to give unions a decided “edge” in winning union representation elections. … Continue reading “House Joins Senate in Passing Resolution to Disapprove New NLRB Election Rule”

EEOC and DOL Propose Increased Reporting Requirements for EEO-1 Reports

By Noreen Cull and Shavaun Adams Taylor On the seventh anniversary of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), announced a proposed rule to collect data from employers that will be used to identify … Continue reading “EEOC and DOL Propose Increased Reporting Requirements for EEO-1 Reports”

Strict New California Fair Pay Act Will Become Effective January 1, 2016

By Mark E. Terman and Shavaun Adams Taylor In only a few months, employers in California will be subject to one of the strictest and most aggressive equal pay laws in the country.  This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act (“Act”), Senate Bill 358, a new law intended to increase requirements … Continue reading “Strict New California Fair Pay Act Will Become Effective January 1, 2016”

Obama Board Reaffirms Successor’s Right to Set Initial Terms of Employment when Taking Over Unionized Operation

By  Gerald T. Hathaway or Shavaun Adams Taylor Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a refreshingly employer-friendly decision which allowed a successor company to implement new pay terms without having to first bargain with the labor union. In Paragon Systems, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 182 (2015), a divided three-member Board panel held that … Continue reading “Obama Board Reaffirms Successor’s Right to Set Initial Terms of Employment when Taking Over Unionized Operation”

Twenty-Seven Day Elections (Or Less) Likely Under NLRB’s New Quickie Election Rules

By Stephanie Dodge Gournis and Shavaun Adams Taylor The NLRB’s “quickie election” rule goes into effect today. And while the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has avoided a clearly mandated time frame for processing union representation petitions, employers can expect elections to be held just 27-days (or less) after petition filing under the NLRB’s new representation … Continue reading “Twenty-Seven Day Elections (Or Less) Likely Under NLRB’s New Quickie Election Rules”