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2018 Decisions Bring Changes for Employers and Labor Unions

The landscape of decisions that effect employers and labor unions has changed in 2018 demonstrated by two cases as outlined below. This article will prove details of the two decisions and discuss how this could effect your business.
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Act 39 HB 1448

A new law passed along with this year's state budget on June 22, 2018, adds language to Pennsylvania's Public School Code of 1949, 24 P.S. § 1-121
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Look Who’s Talking: NLRB Limits Management Control of Employee Speech

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memorandum in March 2015 addressing lawful and unlawful policies, procedures, and handbook rules. Specifically, any rule or policy that has a “chilling effect” on an employee’s Section 7 rights to concerted activity may be deemed to be unlawful. These new guidelines provide challenges for many companies to modify and rewrite their Handbook policies and company practices to remain lawful under the National Labor Relations Act.
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NLRB Issues "Ambush Election" Rules

On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its Final Rule to Modernize Representation-Case Procedures, sometimes referred to as the “ambush election” Rules, which govern the procedures for union representation elections. The new rules go into effect on April 14, 2015. Read more about what this new rule means, if your company is a target for unionization and what you as an employer should do.
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1/2/2015| Reference Number : 52.0| Human Resources | National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Unions |