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Employment Law Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions 6-28-16

June 29 2016, 2:57 am

Bruce’s Summary: Mergers and Acquisitions can be a great event for two organizations or if it’s hostile, not so great. Regardless of which occurs, a number of employment laws get triggered and if not reviewed and analyzed carefully can cause not only morale issues but legal headaches as well. The author does a good overview […]

Sexual Harassment Training Revisited 6-10-16

June 23 2016, 5:54 pm Bruce’s Summary: The need for Sexual Harassment Training hasn’t diminished. The cost to employers due to lack of training continues to be expensive and yet Sexual Harassment hasn’t stopped in the workplace. The author presents some good ideas on how to make training more effective and the why. I agree with the author – […]

The New Persuader Activity Reporting Requirements—A Significant Development 6-14-16

June 21 2016, 12:56 am Bruce’s Summary: As we mentioned previously, effective July 1, 2016, new persuader regulations go into effect under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) (1959). However, according to the author, a significant change has occurred, if employers act in a timely manner before July 1, 2016 (not much time left). According to the article, […]

Thirteen Reasons Why Non-Union Workplaces Can’t Ignore The NLRB | Fisher Phillips – JDSupra 5-10-16

June 16 2016, 7:13 pm Bruce’s Summary: It’s one thing to hear and/or read about individual changes the NLRB has and is continuing to make in the workplace that are having an impact on organizations regardless of whether they are union and non-union. The NLRB has focused this expansion under the concept of protecting any employee’s “concerted protected activity” […]

NLRB Again Rejects Employer Code of Conduct Provisions Requiring Positive Coworker Relations 6-1-16

June 13 2016, 4:59 pm Bruce’s Summary: Section 7, again seems to have landed on its head with another NLRB ruling or rejection of an employer’s conduct policies intended to promote harmonious and productive working relationships among employees. According to the authors, the employer had in its policies language being, “a requirement that employees treat one another with respect, […]

Employee says ‘Labor Board;’ Court says ‘Retaliation’ 6-7-16

June 09 2016, 3:23 am Bruce’s Summary: An employee is asked to work on his day off, the employee asks for 2.5 hours of compensatory time off, his time sheet is returned with the time denied, the employee asks his supervisor why his request was denied, told by his supervisor that it was denied by the sheriff and apparently […]

Three Key Words for New Startups: Document, Document, Document 5-27-16

June 07 2016, 4:17 am Bruce’s Summary: Really, whether you’re a startup or have had a small business for a couple of years this article is worth reading because you don’t want this kind of legal issue to happen to you. Like the author so elegantly said, “I am often amazed how an opportunistic plaintiff could take a routine […]