This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) exercised its discretion to decline jurisdiction in a case involving Northwestern University scholarship football players.  The union representation petition filed by the College Athletes Players Association was dismissed.

Over 25 amici briefs were filed with the NLRB for consideration in this case.  Clearly, the potential unionization of

On December 16, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision reexamining two significant bodies of case law concerning collective bargaining rights.  First, it reviewed the standard used to determine when the Board should decline jurisdiction over faculty employed at religious colleges and universities, and also reevaluated the standard used to determine when

Social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or other social websites has become the new water cooler for companies. People comment on what they watched on TV last night, they vent when something goes wrong, or they celebrate when things go well. Social media is a quick and fast way for people to get

My twenty pound turkey will go into the oven at 9:00 tomorrow morning, followed by the corn bread and sausage stuffing with pecans. The cranberry chutney has been made already, and the side dishes and two kinds of pies will magically walk in the door tomorrow in the hands of family and friends. Thanksgiving is

Today, the NLRB issued another Operations Management Memo concerning seven new social media cases. In six of the seven cases, Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel found the employer’s policies and rules were overbroad. The six cases covered employer policies on a variety of social media issues including confidential information, non-public information, friending co-workers, seeking prior

Last week, I blogged the deadline for employers to post the National Labor Relations Board poster on employee rights was fast approaching. Well, yesterday that changed again! The District of Columbia’s Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily enjoined the NLRB’s rule requiring the posting about employee rights. The Court of Appeals took this action, due