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NLRB Rejects Common Practices; What Is HR to Do?
"Everyone has always done it that way" isn't a viable defense to an unfair labor practices charge, at least not with the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Union Avoidance: Timelines Shrink and Trust Matters
Union avoidance is more important than ever now that the "ambush" election rule has dramatically shortened election periods.

Appropriations Bill Attempts to Rein in NLRB
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may have won battles so far over the "ambush" election rule, but it could lose the war if Republicans in the House of Representatives ultimately get their way.

NLRB Looks at Facilitating Unionization of Temporary Workers​
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has signaled that it is reconsidering the authority of a board decision made under President George W. Bush's administration that made it difficult for temporary employees to unionize with a company's permanent employees.

NLRB Quickie Election Rule Upheld
The National Federation of Independent Business and Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas have lost one legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) so-called ambush election rule.


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NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance on Employee Handbooks
Employers need not read the tea leaves anymore about what employee handbook language the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel considers to be prohibited. A report from the NLRB general counsel "will be of assistance to labor law practitioners and human resource professionals."

WIsconsin: 25th Right-to-Work State
Right-to-work states are spreading from the South into the Midwest with Wisconsin becoming the most recent addition into the right-to-work fold.

Union Membership Percentage Drops, but Actual Count Holds Steady
For 2014, the union membership rate fell 0.2 percent from 2013, to 11.3 percent. But from 2013 to 2014, the number of union members held steady at 14.6 million.

'Quickie' Union Election Rule Shrinks Campaign Period
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) changed union election procedures in ways that may make the union election campaign period as short as 14 to 20 days. 

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