Archive for 'NLRB'

We previously wrote about Gregory Linhoff, an employee at the University of Connecticut Health Center, who was caught smoking marijuana in his employer issued van while at work. Not surprisingly, the Health Center terminated his employment.  Mr. Linhoff was a member of the Union, and the Union filed a grievance to contest the discharge. During […]

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Connecticut Law Tribune October 20, 2016 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed an amicus brief supporting the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) new, loosened joint employer standard in Browning-Ferris Industries’ appeal of last year’s momentous NLRB decision.  This is a worrisome development for employers as it suggests the government is working in concert […]

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Does your Company Handbook prohibit recording conversations at work without management approval? If so, your policy is unlawful in light of a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Recently, the NLRB analyzed Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.’s recording policy. The rule provided it was a violation “to record conversations, phone calls, images […]

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Corporate Counselor June 2016 In today’s global economy, many companies are staffing through employee brokers, leases, or temporary agencies, franchises, or other non-traditional arrangements.  For instance, in 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimated that 2,673,800 workers were employed in the temporary help services industry.  Many of these contingent arrangements result in third-parties, […]

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We previously wrote that the Chicago Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (“Region”) determined scholarship football players at Northwestern University (“Northwestern”) were employees and could unionize. In a huge win for Northwestern, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”), on appeal, decided there was no value in deeming college football players employees and reversed! […]

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