On April 1, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized three significant changes to its rules and regulations regarding union election and recognition procedures.read more
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) took effect on April 1, 2020.
As most employers are aware by now, the FFCRA creates an 80-hour bank of Emergency Paid Sick
Leave that can be taken by employees affected by COVID-19 in certain situations. […]
The coronavirus emergency has hit every employer hard, none more so than
unionized employers who must deal with their unions while also considering significant and
immediate operational changes. This raises the simple question: As a unionized employer, how must
and should you deal with your unions during this pandemic crisis?
As we shared with you in our March 28th Note (“Congress Showers
Employers with Loan Programs, Tax Credits, and Other Incentives to Retain
Employees”), new loan programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security
Act (“CARES Act”) for mid-sized employers and non-profits come with significant strings attached
for those employers wishing to participate in these new loan programs.
Congress Showers Employers with Loan Programs, Tax Credits, and Other Incentives to Retain Employees
Just nine days ago, Congress enacted a massive expansion of emergency employee leave benefits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has now followed this up with the largest spending bill in world history.read more
As you have no doubt heard, Governor Jay Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”
Order on March 23, 2020. The Order directed that Washington residents must remain in
their homes until at least April 8, 2020, unless they are engaging in an “essential activity.” […]
Late on Wednesday, March 18, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The Act does many things to address the COVID-19 pandemic: among them are the creation of two important new leave obligations for most employers throughout the country. The Act also takes effect in just two weeks – on April 2, 2020 – leaving very little time for employers to begin taking steps to get compliant. […]
The National Labor Relations Board ended 2019 and began 2020 with a bang by reversing Obama-era case law on several fronts, and by issuing new union election rules designed to make the playing field more level when a union seeks to unionize workers.read more
The National Labor Relations Board ended 2019 with a bang by reversing Obama-era case law on several fronts. NLRB Allows Employers to Limit Use of E-Mail and IT Systems to Business-Use Only In Caesars Entertainment, 368 NLRB No. 143 (2019), the Board overturned its 2014 holding in Purple Communications, Inc. that had allowed employees to use […]read more