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”

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”

New FCRA Background Check Forms Required January 1, 2013

By: Stephanie Dodge Gournis Effective January 1, 2013, employers must revise Summary of Rights forms they provide to prospective and current employees as required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The FCRA is a federal law which applies whenever a covered employer seeks information from a “consumer reporting agency” regarding an individual’s credit, character, … Continue reading “New FCRA Background Check Forms Required January 1, 2013”

What Are Your Company’s Wage & Hour Risks?

Wage & Hour class actions are being filed at a pace that dwarfs almost all other types of litigation. With a myriad of federal and state laws and regulation, employers not only need to take steps to minimize the risk of a suit, but also must be prepared to defend themselves. Launch the brief video below … Continue reading “What Are Your Company’s Wage & Hour Risks?”