December 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that employers can require their employees to sign an arbitration agreement prohibiting them to pursue claims in courts or in a class action. The ruling overturned a prior decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
In addition to the legislative acts highlighted above, the Taft-Hartley Act was adopted over the veto of US President Harry S. Truman in 1947. The law was aimed at curtailing the political actions and influence of labor unions in US federal elections. Specifically, the Act amended the National ...[read more]
July 5, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 5, 1935, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) into law. The NLRA is one of the foundational laws for labor and union rights in the US. It established the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the enforcement arm of the act. Republicans ...[read more]
August 25, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On August 25, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new regulation requiring employers to post their employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act in the workplace. Those rights include the right to unionize, to bargain collectively and to refuse pressures to do ...[read more]
May 6, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On May 6, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona challenging the legality of an amendment to the Arizona Constitution that guarantees a vote by secret ballot for employee representation. The NLRB is an independent US ...[read more]
April 20, 2012
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Chris Schlag, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, is the president of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's National Lawyers Guild chapter and vice president of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's American Constitutional Society for Law and ...[read more]
August 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new regulation on Thursday requiring employers to post their employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act in the workplace. These rights include the right to unionize, to bargain collectively and to refuse pressures to do either. The ...[read more]
January 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 30, 2009, US President Barack Obama issued three executive orders favoring organized labor and departing from the pro-employer labor policies of the previous administration of President George W. Bush. Notification of employee rights under federal labor law requires employers working ...[read more]
September 30, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to rule that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is authorized to issue decisions regarding the Nation Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when three out of five board seats are vacant. US Solicitor General Elena Kagan filed a ...[read more]
January 30, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Notification of employee rights under federal labor law, US President Barack Obama, January 30, 2009,. Read the full text of the order. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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