FAR Council Issues Final Rule and DOL Issues Final Guidance On Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (“Blacklisting”) Executive Order, Effective October 25, 2016

Today, the Federal Acquisition Regulations Council (“FAR Council”) and the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Final Rule and Guidance implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (the “Order”), commonly referred to as the “blacklisting” rule. 

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What the NLRB’s Ruling That Graduate Teaching Assistants Are Employees, with the Rights to Organize and Bargain Collectively Means for Employers

By | Management Memo | August 24, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has ruled that graduate teaching assistants, i.e. graduate students who provide instruction and assist faculty with research as part of their own post-graduate education are “employees” within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act), and thus have the right to join unions and engage in collective bargaining with the universities and colleges where they study.

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NLRB Holds That Graduate Teaching Assistants Could Be Employees Under the NLRA

NLRB Holds That Graduate Teaching Assistants Could Be Employees Under the NLRA

On August 23, 2016, in a 2-to-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) overturned long-standing precedent to hold that student graduate teaching assistants  are statutory employees under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). 

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