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NLRB’s Decision Expands the Definition of Joint Employer

On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its anticipated decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, Case 32-RC-109684, significantly expanding its standard for assessing joint-employer status for private-sector entities. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) governs labor relations between private sector employers sufficiently engaged in interstate commerce and their employees. Under the NLRA, a [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:00-04:00November 17th, 2015|Latest News, Newsletter|

NLRB’s Unfair Labor Practice Findings Between 2011 and 2013 Potentially Voidable

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has the obligation to enforce the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRB’s General Counsel is statutorily responsible for prosecuting unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. Thus, NLRB’s General Counsel files all unfair labor practice complaints before the NLRB. Under the NLRA, the General Counsel must be appointed [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:00-04:00November 17th, 2015|Latest News, Newsletter|

NLRB Ends Football Players’ Drive

On August 17, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declined to exercise jurisdiction over the College Athletes Players Association’s (CAPA’s) petition to allow football players at Northwestern University to form a union. The organizing players sought guaranteed coverage of sports-related medical expenses for former and current athletes, sponsorship compensation, and the establishment of a [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:00-04:00November 17th, 2015|Latest News, Newsletter|

BWC Updates and Prospective Billing

The BWC Switches to Prospective Billing For the last several years, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has collected employers’ premium payments after the coverage period. The BWC switched to prospective billing on July 1, 2015 for public employers and on January 1, 2016, it will make the switch for private employers. In other words, the [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:00-04:00November 17th, 2015|Latest News, Newsletter|