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Jan 29, 2019

NLRB Reinstates Employer-Friendly Independent Contractor Standard

On January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”), reinstated a long-standing independent contractor standard.  This standard strengthens an employer’s ability to classify franchisees as independent contractors, or as employees exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.  » Read More

Jan 28, 2019

NLRB Reinstates Employer-Friendly Independent Contractor Standard

On January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”), reinstated a long-standing independent contractor standard.  This standard strengthens an employer’s ability to classify franchisees as independent contractors, or as employees exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.  » Read More

Feb 23, 2018

Be Careful What You Say: Not Everything’s O.K.

The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) makes it unlawful to terminate an employee who engages in concerted, protected activity, which generally means that you can say, object and complain, and offer suggestions to your employer without fear of termination of employment or other adverse actions so long as your conduct is in the mutual aid and protection of your co-employees and relates to the terms and conditions of employment.  » Read More

Dec 21, 2017

NLRB Changes Standard for Employer Handbook Rules

Earlier this week, we wrote how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave an early Christmas present to employers by overturning the employee-friendly “joint employer” standard announced in 2015.  This, however, was not the only notable decision issued by the newly Republican-led Board in recent days. » Read More

Dec 20, 2017

NLRB Changes Standard for Joint Employment

Longtime readers of this blog and attendees of our seminars are well aware that, in recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has not been particularly kind to employers.  Whether it’s implementing the “quickie” election rules, approving “micro units,” or fixating on the impact of social media on the workplace, the Board has made its presence known to both unionized and non-unionized employers in a variety of ways. » Read More

Dec 06, 2017

Have you signed up for our December 13th seminar in Wilkes-Barre yet?

We will accept RSVPs until December 8! If you would like to sign up, please click here to download the form and email it to marketing@norris-law.com.  We hope to see you next week in Wilkes-Barre! » Read More

Sep 28, 2017

NLRB Achieves Republican Majority

Over the past few months, we have written about President Trump’s efforts to fill the two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) with William Emmanuel, a management-side labor attorney in private practice, and Marvin Kaplan, an attorney for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).  » Read More

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