NLRB Grants Review of Decision Allowing Scholarship Athletes to Unionize

Stephen R. McCutcheon, Jr., Attorney at Law The NLRB has granted review of the Regional Director’s decision allowing Northwestern University’s athletes to unionize. Although the Board acknowledges that Northwestern’s petition “raises substantial issues warranting review,” it is unlikely that the Regional Director’s decision was not undertaken without coordination with NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin, and … More NLRB Grants Review of Decision Allowing Scholarship Athletes to Unionize

EMPLOYER’S CONFIDENTIALITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES FOUND TO VIOLATE FEDERAL LABOR LAW

Lisa V. Ryan, Attorney at Law The recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) finding university football players are “employees” allowed to organize under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) has captured the nation’s attention. But for most California employers, the threat of unionization is not as likely as the Board finding … More EMPLOYER’S CONFIDENTIALITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES FOUND TO VIOLATE FEDERAL LABOR LAW

Northwestern Appeals Decision Allowing Football Players to Unionize

Stephen R. McCutcheon, Jr. As expected, Northwestern University filed an appeal of the decision by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board finding that the University’s football players were employees and entitled to decide whether to unionize.  The University’s appeal argues that the Regional Director ignored much of the record, misconstrued and disregarded … More Northwestern Appeals Decision Allowing Football Players to Unionize

NLRB – Employers Can’t Require A Positive Attitude

Stephen R. McCutcheon, Jr. Customer service and employee civility in the workplace are important regardless of industry. National Labor Relations Board rulings make it difficult for employers to adopt standards for interacting with the public and avoiding conflict in the workplace. On April 2, 2014 the NLRB ruled that Hills and Dales General Hospital’s “Values … More NLRB – Employers Can’t Require A Positive Attitude