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 […]

Employers must comply with NLRB employee rights posting rule by April 30

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) employee rights notice-posting requirement was recently upheld as valid by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson. As such, most private sector employers, regardless of whether they are unionized or not, will be required to display this poster no later than April 30, 2012. Excluded from coverage under the National Labor […]

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 […]

Jesse Dill shares insight with CNN about social media issues arising in the workplace

Arnstein & Lehr Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill discussed the possible ramifications of employees’ personal and professional use of networking sites in a recent CNN article. The February 7 article, “Employers, workers navigate pitfalls of social media,” focuses on the legal issues facing both the company and the employee when a negative social media situation arises. […]

Employment Law Update: NLRB Posting Rule Postponed

It was just announced that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has postponed the effective date of its new rule regarding the posting of the Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act. As previously reported, the new poster was originally required to be posted by private employers on November 14, 2011. However, […]

Mark Spognardi writes Employers’ Summer of Discontent: Obama Labor Board pushes anti-employer agenda

Arnstein & Lehr Partner Mark Spognardi recently wrote the article, “Employers’ Summer of Disconnect: Obama Labor Board pushes anti-employer agenda,” which appeared in the September 20 issue of the Westlaw Journal. In the article Mr. Spognardi discusses how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has had a busy summer proposing and implementing rules and issuing […]

NLRB Required Notice On Employee Rights Is Now Available

As previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) requires virtually all employers, union and non-union, to post a new employee rights notice as of November 14, 2011. The new NLRB poster is now available for free download at The 11”X17” notice should be posted in a conspicuous location, where all other labor law […]

Employers’ Summer of Discontent: Obama Labor Board Pushes Anti-Employer Agenda

While employers have been increasingly worried about a double dip recession, the National Labor Relations Board has had a busy summer proposing and implementing rules and issuing decisions designed to promote the unionization of America’s workforce. The Obama Labor Board has taken over where the President has failed, delivering victories to organized labor at a […]