National Labor Relations Act

More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken a very aggressive approach against employers by requiring them to rescind employee handbook provisions that it deems to be unlawful pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Right-to-work law

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article, “Michigan right-to-work law continues to put labor on its heels,” in the December 24 issue of Inside Counsel. In the article, they discuss that Michigan became the 24th state to pass “right-to-work” legislation on December 11, amid scenes of […]

NLRB issues Hispanics United Facebook firing decision

Is the NLRB following a Mayan calendar? It seems there is a flurry of activity coming from the board as we head into the calendar-year end. Included in that activity is the release of Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 37 (2012). This case has been on the radar for many social media […]

NLRB finds at-will employment clauses live to see another day

Employers can still limit the ability of employees to change their at-will status without running afoul of the NLRA Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article, “NLRB finds at-will employment clauses live to see another day,” in the November 26 issue of Inside Counsel. In the […]

Social media policy concerns gain traction as NLRB issues first decisions

In-house counsel can take lessons from two recent NLRB decisions Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article entitled “Social media policy concerns gain traction as NLRB issues first decisions.” The article discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) two recent decisions regarding employers’ social media policies. […]

NLRB issues first social media decision

For those following social media and labor law, this month was noteworthy as the National Labor Relations Board issued its first decision taking on an employer’s social media policy in Costco Wholesale Corp., 358 NLRB No. 106 (2012). You may recall that over the last year the NLRB Acting General Counsel issued a series of […]

NLRB General Counsel issues third social media memo

On May 30, 2012, the Office of the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board issued a third memorandum discussing recent cases addressed by his office that involve social media. As with the prior publications by the Acting General Counsel on this subject, this memorandum is designed to provide guidance for the public […]

Charles W. Pautsch and Jesse R. Dill write article in Thomson Reuters News & Insight Legal on social media and Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act

Arnstein & Lehr Milwaukee Partner Charles W. Pautsch (pictured far left) and Associate Jesse R. Dill (pictured near left) have written an article that appeared in the April 24 issue of Thomson Reuters News & Insight Legal. The article, titled “Social media and Section 7: Why companies should think N-L-R-A when employees p-o-s-t,” discusses a […]

2012 Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers now available

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay’s recently published the 2012 edition of the handbook, Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers, is now available. The handbook is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers. It provides practical and cost-effective advice on avoiding employment and labor-related liability and complying with […]

Charles W. Pautsch writes on buying a U.S. business with labor issues for Financier Worldwide magazine

Arnstein & Lehr Milwaukee Partner Charles W. Pautsch‘s article “Buying A US Business With A Labour Contract: Opportunities For The Wise And Traps For The Unwary” currently appears online at Financier Worldwide magazine’s website. His article addresses the challenges presented to a foreign or domestic purchaser who is considering buying an American business that has […]