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Managing the Modern Workplace
V&E International Labor & Employment Resources

  • 18
  • October
  • 2019

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Approved! NLRB Okays Workplace Policies on Media Contact and Confidentiality

Last Thursday, the NLRB approved a pair of workplace rules in a decision related to the protection of proprietary client and vendor lists and limits on who may speak to the media on the employer’s behalf. The Board grounded its decision in a common sense reading of the text of the workplace rules, finding that neither rule could reasonably be read to limit any protected activity, despite some minor points of textual ambiguity.

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  • 13
  • September
  • 2019

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A Collective Bargaining Agreement’s Management Rights Clause Is No Longer Meaningless

One of the biggest complaints that you will hear from employers with unionized workforces is that it is so difficult to implement minor policy changes during the term of a collectively bargained contract. For example, the employer may want to implement a new safety policy to address a recent increase in workplace injuries that could have been prevented had the employees been wearing the required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The employer adds a new provision to the PPE rule that requires employees caught without their PPE to undergo a mandatory retraining program on the first instance and be subject to discipline, up to including termination, for any subsequent violations.

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  • 07
  • March
  • 2019

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Why Should HR Professionals Pay Attention to the International Trade Agreements?

As you may know, the United States, Canada, and Mexico negotiated a new trade agreement in November 2018 titled the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is intended to replace NAFTA. The Agreement alters NAFTA in one surprising way. The USMCA requires Mexico to pass new labor laws that provide rights to employees beyond those they currently enjoy.

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  • 22
  • January
  • 2019

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The Modern Workplace In Mexico: On the Verge of Big Changes?

While it seems much of the country and the U.S. government are fixated on the Texas – Mexico border, changes that are more important to U.S. companies may be happening further south in Mexico City. The new Mexican administration under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), his Secretary of Labor, Luisa Maria Alcalde, and his political party, MORENA, have all emphasized the importance of improving social justice in Mexico.

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