NLRB Rescinds Four Provisions of the 2019 Election Rule and Delays Implementation of Remaining Provisions After DC Circuit Court Decision

March 09, 2023 Today, the Federal Register filed for public inspection the NLRB’s notice to rescind four provisions from the Board’s Rules and Regulations contained in the Final Rule on representation case procedures published on December 18, 2019. This action complies with a recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District […]

National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announce New Partnership to Address Employer Surveillance, Monitoring, Data Collection, and Financial Practices in the Workplace

March 07, 2023 Today, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) creating a formal partnership between the two agencies to better protect American workers and address practices of employer surveillance, monitoring, data collection, and employer-driven debt, which can […]

Board Rules that Employers May Not Offer Severance Agreements Requiring Employees to Broadly Waive Labor Law Rights

February 21, 2023 Today, the Board issued a decision in McLaren Macomb, returning to longstanding precedent holding that employers may not offer employees severance agreements that require employees to broadly waive their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The decision involved severance agreements offered to furloughed employees that prohibited them from making statements that […]

Board Rules Workplace Policies Limiting Wearing Union Insignia, including Union Apparel, are Unlawful Absent Special Circumstances

August 29, 2022 Today, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision in Tesla, Inc., in which the Board overruled Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 146 (2019), and reaffirmed longstanding precedent holding that employer attempts to impose any restriction on the display of union insignia, including by wearing union apparel, are presumptively unlawful, absent […]

Election Petitions Up 53%, Board Continues to Reduce Case Processing Time in FY22

October 06, 2022 In Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022), 2,510 union representation petitions were filed with NLRB’s 48 Field Offices—a 53% increase from the 1,638 petitions field in FY2021. This is the highest number of union representation petitions filed since FY2016. Unfair labor practice (ULP) charges filed with NLRB Field Offices also […]

NLRB Extends Time for Submitting Comments on Proposed Rule Concerning the Joint-Employer Standard

October 14, 2022 To allow sufficient time for parties to file initial comments, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on its proposed rule concerning the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Interested parties may now file comments on or before Wednesday, December 7, […]


OFCCP COVID-19 Response (Reposted from Dept of Labor website) In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, OFCCP is continuing to pursue its important mission of ensuring equal employment opportunity while making adjustments to ensure all of its activities are consistent with current public health guidelines. According to OFCCP’s bulletin sent on March 20, 2020, OFCCP will […]

Generation Z Sprouting into the Workforce

(By Dr. Diane Specht, MST HR Solutions Consultant & Educator )   A new workforce is beginning to sprout and bloom. This new crop of workers are known as Generation Z or sometimes referred to as Global’s. Being born in 1990-1999 and always having the latest advancements of technology at their fingertips, these rising young […]