About six weeks ago, we covered some of Chipotle’s HR trials and tribulations, including a class action lawsuit filed by 10,000 workers claiming wage theft and the NLRB attacking provisions of the Chipotle employee handbook. Turns out, that was only the tip of the HR iceberg.
Protected concerted activity is powerful stuff
Like it or not, to a person, we can agree that the rulings flowing from the National Labor Relations Board over the past several years have been largely employee-friendly.
In less than two months, the Presidential election will take place. You are thinking about that when you see your receptionist wearing a button for her political candidate.
You ask her to remove it because you have customers of diverse political views. She says “NO,” promising to file a case with the Supreme Court because you are violating her First Amendment rights. Note to SCOTUS: we hope you enjoy her as much as we do.
A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
In a stunning legal development, the NLRB issued on this morning, April 1, 2016, a public apology for gutting employer rules designed to increase civility and respect. Before reading the apology, please listen to Brenda Lee sing "I'm Sorry." It will help get you in the mood.
The statement of the General Counsel to the NLRB stated, in pertinent part:
NLRB's New Joint Employer Test May Impact OSHA
In Focus: Republicans Take Aim at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Ruling
Union Organization Eased Under NLRB's Broader Definition of 'Joint Employer'
NLRB: Witness Statement Confidentiality No Longer Automatic
NLRB Quickie Election Rule Upheld
Labor Department's Posting Rule Upheld
NLRB May Legitimize Union Fees in Right-to-Work States
Canada's Experience with Expedited Union Certification
Ambush Election Rule Catches Employers Flat-Footed
Ambush Rule Guidance: Time Will Tell How Long Union Election Periods Last
Presidential Veto Means Swift Union Elections Nearly Here
It seems that everyone wants a seat at the table these days, including college athletes. However, it’s not the boardroom table where they want a voice and a vote. It’s at the bargaining table.