Archive for 'Union Issues'

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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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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Connecticut Law Tribune January 25, 2016 If two entities are deemed joint employers, they each can be held liable for the employment related acts of the other.  In August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decided Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. and drastically changed the standard for defining joint employers.  Now, the General Counsel […]

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In December, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) overturned a 2007 decision and held that employee use of company email for union and other protected communications on non-working time must be permitted by employers who give employees access to company email.  The Board’s key argument is that in today’s industrial world, email has become a […]

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In a recent Arizona District Court case, the National Labor Relations Board’s (“Board”) Regional Director tried to require an employer to forego using the E-verify system to verify employment eligibility of several employees, in violation of Arizona law.  As a result, the Board was ordered by the Court to pay over $55,000 in attorneys’ fees […]

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