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After Janus: The New Status of Public Sector Union Membership

The U.S. is an enormous country, so it takes a while to experience the full impact of new laws and regulations, and court decisions. In the June 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision for Janus v. AFSCME, the judges ruled that unions couldn’t force p...

Labor Law, UP: Recognizing

Solicitation Policy: Are They Loitering or Organizing?

Being involved in any National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) case is expensive and mostly involve employers accused of violating employer rights that are protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Unfortunately, a settled charge doesn’...

Labor Law, UP: Responding

It’s None of the Union’s Business! Or is It?

One of the constant issues that employers must deal with concerning unions is this: “What information, in any form, do I have to give union representatives?” Of course, during an organizing drive, employers are required by law to provide ...

Labor Law, UP: Recognizing

The Lockout Process Explained

There are two types of labor lockouts: defensive and offensive. Understanding the difference is the first step in assuring adherence to the law....

Labor Law, UP: Responding

Where Do My Union Dues Go?

Many are unaware of the true cost of unionization. Unfortunately, as with any bureaucracy, finances are a sticky talking point. So let's dive into the history of labor union spending as we venture to answer the question, "where do my union dues go?"...

Labor Law, UP: Recognizing

What Is A Union Authorization Card?

When unions begin targeting employees, their focus isn’t on winning an election. At least, not at first – primarily because they can’t hold a secret ballot election until and unless they can show that employees are interested in rep...

Labor Law, UP: Responding

FMLA Absentee Exposure: Higher In A Union Environment?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees when they need to take an extended leave of absence from work. However, employers have been found to ignore regulations. If you’re faced with handling absenteeism in a union environment, FM...

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Home Visits: What Employers Can Do

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was carefully crafted to ensure that employees can exercise their right to organize – or stay union-free –  without inappropriate interference. Over decades, case law has determined exactly where t...

Labor Law, UP: Responding

Home Visits When the Home Is The Workplace

  The most seasoned union organizers have used the home visit, as a means of organizing, with mixed results for decades.  On one hand, they offer the opportunity to sit down at the kitchen table and deliver their sales pitch with a great deal o...

Labor Law, UP: Recognizing

Learning From A Union Lockout

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year at Long Island University, all 400 members of the faculty union at Long Island University (LIU) were stopped from coming to work on the Brooklyn, NY campus. The administration also cut off their health in...

Labor Law, Prevent Union Organizing, UP: Preventing

3 Ways Right-To-Work Laws Benefit Your Company

What do Arizona, Florida, and Kentucky all have in common? What about North Carolina, Indiana, and Utah? All of these states, along with 22 others, have right-to-work laws — statutes that govern security agreements between employers and unions....

Labor Law, Prevent Union Organizing, UP: Recognizing

Forced Union Dues – A Case Study

There is great angst among unions over the Supreme Court case of Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31) to be decided in 2018. Case 16-466 addresses whether unions representing public employees can...

Labor Law, UP: Responding

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