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Court Repudiates NLRB’s Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses for Their ‘Deterrent Effect’
The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has determined that the National Labor Relations Board lacks inherent power and the authority under Section 10(c) of the National Labor Relations Act to order an award of attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses to itself and a labor union.
The Board found that…
NLRB Member Criticizes Board’s Handbook Rule Review Standard
The legality of employer work rules continues to draw National Labor Relations Board scrutiny on a regular basis.
A 2-1 Board panel majority (Members Kent Hirozawa and Lauren McFerran) has found that a hospital’s rules prohibiting employee conduct that “impedes harmonious interactions and relationships” and “negative or disparaging comments about the professional capabilities of employees…
Late Mail Delivery Turns Out to be Problem [Again] for Mail Ballot Election
The NLRB has ruled that there is a significant difference between an employee’s having the opportunity to vote in an NLRB mail ballot election and his or her vote being counted.
In Premier Utility Services, LLC, 363 NLRB No. 159 (Apr. 5, 2016), 101 employees living and working in New York City’s five boroughs…
NLRA Protection Accorded Class or “Collective” Action Brought By Single-Employee
The National Labor Relations Board has decided that “a single employee who files a lawsuit ostensibly on behalf of himself and other employees is engaged in protected concerted activity.” (Emphasis provided.) Beyoglu, 362 NLRB No. 152 (July 29, 2015).
Marjan (Mario) Arsovski was discharged after he filed a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action…