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‘Vague’ Savings Clause Insufficient to Save Arbitration Agreement Limiting Employees’ Access to NLRB

An arbitration agreement requiring that all “claims or controversies in any way relating to or associated with … employment or the termination of … employment … will be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration,” including “all statutory… claims” violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled. The Board, applying... Continue Reading
November 11, 2019

NLRB Chairman Refuses Lawmakers’ Request for Ethics Documents

National Labor Relations Board Chairman John Ring has again informed Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor that the Agency will not release documents they requested related to NLRB members’ recusals from Board cases. On August 15, 2019, Bobby Scott, D-Va., Chairman of the House Committee on Education and … Continue Reading The post NLRB Chairman Refuses Lawmakers’ Request for Ethics Documents appeared first on Labor & Collective Bargaining.
September 23, 2019

How to Minimize Exposure to Jury Verdicts with Internal Investigations

It is more important than ever that employers conduct internal investigations of workplace complaints and take appropriate action when there is cause to do so. Proper investigations and thorough pre-litigation assessments can help employers minimize exposure to unfavorable jury verdicts and awards. A case from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in which...… Continue Reading
August 23, 2018