National Labor Relations Board News

California appeals court sends long-running wage and hour litigation against Ralphs Grocery back to Superior Court

By Karen Kidd | Nov 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – After about a decade of litigation against a southern California grocery store chain, a wage and hour lawsuit is headed back to Los Angeles Superior Court after a state appeals court found that at least some new claims in the case should be heard.

Menard alleges the NLRB is exceeding authority in action over independent contractors

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

MADISON, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) – A Wisconsin corporation that sells home improvement goods alleges a federal agency has exceeded its authority regarding a lawsuit.

Massachusetts leads coalition supporting NLRB in case about misclassifying employees

By Mark Iandolo | May 8, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 30 that she is leading a coalition of 12 attorneys general in supporting the National Labor Relations Board’s decision that misclassifying employees as independent contractors is an unfair labor practice.

NLRB reversal on joint employer issue should please business community

By Angela Underwood | Jan 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Well-versed in federal and state labor law matters, award-winning attorney James Nicholas has much to say about two recent National Labor Board Relations (NLRB) verdict reversals.

U.S. SC arguments in consolidated cases over arbitration agreements set for October

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 17, 2017

The Oct. 2 oral argument date means a decision likely won’t be reached in the cases -- Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young v. Morris and NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA Inc. -- until late this year or even early 2018.

Fifth Circuit refuses to abandon precedent, side with NLRB over individual arbitration agreements

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 12, 2016

Soon after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, the Ninth Circuit went the other way, instead siding with the NLRB’s approach and ruling that individual arbitration waiver agreements are unenforceable under federal law. Other cases raising the same issue currently are pending before the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.

Ninth Circuit: Individual arbitration waiver agreements are unenforceable

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 29, 2016

The federal appeals court vacated a California federal court’s order compelling individual arbitration in a class action filed against audit firm Ernst & Young by its employees.

Labor board finds T-Mobile in violation of requiring positive workplace

By Dawn Geske | Aug 1, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)  — The National Labor Relations Board has found that a mobile phone company has violated the National Labor Relations Act by expecting employees to maintain a positive work environment.

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