We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but this year April showers might have also brought more unions. Last week, President Biden, through an executive order, created the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (the “Task Force”).
Companies face significant opportunities if the new Biden administration infrastructure plan is funded, writes Tom Wilson, labor attorney at Vinson & Elkins.
On February 4, 2021, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (the “PRO Act”) was reintroduced by Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. If enacted, the PRO Act would dramatically transform American labor relations by giving unions much more power.
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) will likely be singing a different tune in the not too distant future, thanks in part to new leadership and a game or two of musical chairs.
At 5:00 p.m. EST on January 20th, President Biden fired the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. This has never happened before in the history of the NLRB. It is a big deal.
A recent decision out of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals serves as a useful reminder that the rules regarding apparent authority in contracting apply differently to government employees than to government contractors.
We conclude 2020 with our Managing the Modern Workplace Quiz to give our readers an opportunity to test their knowledge of recent updates on the labor and employment front.
President-elect Joe Biden has laid out a range of employment-related initiatives, including goals that could significantly impact labor law, immigration, government contracting, employee safety, wage and hour, and other matters that affect the workplace.
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) will require lenders to issue Loan Necessity Questionnaires to borrowers to collect information for the agency’s review of large Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans.
As the presidential election draws closer and while remote work arrangements continue, employers may find that they have more opportunities to apply their social media policies in response to emotionally charged posts by employees.