Bosses should be wary of punishing profane and insubordinate employees, according to one prominent law firm.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal labor arbiter that oversees employee relations and union elections, has issued a series of rulings in recent years protecting insubordinate employees. Cursing out one’s boss may violate social norms and common sense, but the agency says it can also be construed as protected activity.
Hundreds of small business owners flocked to Capitol Hill on Wednesday urging lawmakers to address labor regulations that could disrupt nearly 800,000 businesses.
The 350 entrepreneurs represented a diverse slice of the U.S. economy, including plumbers, yogurt storeowners, and automotive repairman. The only common denominator between them was their affiliation with franchising—the system in which entrepreneurs pay corporations to operate under their brand while taking independent control of day-to-day operations and local profits.
Senate Republicans are attempting to rein in a top federal labor regulator that they claim is serving partisans rather than the public.
A Pennsylvania judge accused a federal labor arbiter of acting as an extension of a powerful labor union in a dispute with a local hospital.
Employees forced into a union by the Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board in 2011 will be given a chance to decertify it next week.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that President Obama violated the constitution when he made recess appointments while the Senate was still in session.
The case centered on the tactics Obama used to fill three vacancies in the National Labor Relations Board, a federal labor arbiter.
Obama’s top labor appointees could craft yet another rule that would ease backdoor unionization, according to critics.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal labor arbiter, is reviewing a regional judge’s decision about joint employment among subcontractors in Browning Ferris v. Teamsters Local 350. The review could allow unions a seat at the corporate table through subcontractors or franchisees, according to Glenn Spencer of the Workforce Freedom Initiative.
Your workplace environment might take a drastic turn thanks to a pair of rulings from the National Labor Relations Board. According to the NLRB, it’s not a fireable offense for an employee to launch a profanity-laced tirade against their boss.
A California National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that a Hooters franchise cannot force its employees to act in a respectful manner toward customers, nor could managers punish employees for insubordination.
The National Labor Relations Board has overturned a local NLRB ruling that called for a new unionization election after it was revealed that a pro-union employee had threatened to “start punching people in the face” if the union lost.