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Chad Richter is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Richter provides advice to management located throughout the country on issues surrounding the FMLA, ADA, WARN Act, Title VII, FLSA, workers’ compensation, NLRA, privacy issues, FCRA, and corollary state law. He routinely provides counsel on proactive strategies for employers located around the country. Mr. Richter has defended management in hundreds of charges of discrimination throughout the U.S., appearing before numerous local, state, and federal administrative agencies. He has represented management in arbitrations involving unjust terminations, contract interpretations, non-bargaining unit employees performing bargaining unit work, and workplace misconduct.

 

A Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a group of musicians were statutory employees under the National Labor Relations Act and, therefore, entitled to vote in an NLRB-conducted union representation election. In the Matter of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, Inc. and Boston Musicians Association et al., Case Number 01-RC-179597 (July

Labor unions today are “tech” savvy, using mobile app and other technology to grow and maintain their memberships.

According to a report in the Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs Daily Labor Report (136 DLR C-1 July 18, 2016), a number of labor unions, including the International Association of Machinists, Communication Workers of America, and Service

The National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice has concluded an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act for terminating two workers for a statement about their pay and other working conditions in a survey posted online to third parties.  Varsity Brands, Inc., Case 15-CA-110683 (12-23-13).  It recommended the fired workers’ unfair

Republican legislators have proposed amendments to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) that would ensure employees’ right to a secret ballot election to select a union and relax the burden of proof for an employer seeking to expand the union’s petitioned-for voting unit.

One bill, the “Secret Ballot Protection Act,” introduced in the U.S. House

The National Labor Relations Board has unanimously set aside a union’s representation election victory because of threats by a former employee who, the Board decided, had “apparent authority” to speak for the union. See Bellagio, LLC, 359 NLRB No. 128 (May 31, 2013).

The employer operates a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

As you may recall, in April, 2013, the House passed H.R.1120, the “Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act,” by a 219-209 vote.  See, “Noel Canning: Congress Enters the NLRB Fray.” Now the House once again has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Administration’s handling of labor issues, this time regarding the United States Department