The National Labor Relations Act states that the NLRB will order those found to have committed unfair labor practice to take such affirmative action including reinstatement of employees with or without back pay, as well effectuate the policies of the Act. Backpay is generally designed to support that public policy by making employees whole for losses suff...
For over 50 years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that an employer may cease honoring union dues-check off arrangements after the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, without prior bargaining with the union. The theory has always been that the union dues check-off is a contractual provision only, much like the no-strike clau...
The EEOC in late December sets forth its strategic enforcement plan for 2013-2016. The Commission has identified priorities for national enforcement including issues that would have broad impact, issues involving developing areas of the law, issues affecting workers who may lack an awareness of their legal protections, and issues that may be best addresse...
The issue in the Noel Canning case will likely end up in the U.S. Supreme Court. The President will argue that he is unable to fulfill his chief constitutional obligation to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” or that the interpretation could even pose national security risks. The court answered this issue by stating that if Cong...

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