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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NLRB Allows Student Assistants to Form Union

In the much anticipated Columbia University decision, the National Labor Relations Board reversed its most recent precedent and held that student teaching assistants at private colleges and universities are statutory employees under the National Labor Relations Act and may therefore vote to form a union. 

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NLRB Rules That Graduate (and Undergraduate!) Students Are Employees and May Unionize

By | Higher Education Report | August 24, 2016
NLRB Rules That Graduate (and Undergraduate!) Students Are Employees and May Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board (Board), in Columbia University , has issued a 3-1 decision holding that graduate, and undergraduate, student assistants are common law employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act and therefore are eligible to organize and bargain collectively under federal labor law.

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NLRB Concludes Graduate Assistants Are Employees, Authorizing Unionizing Attempt

By | Employment Law Worldview | August 24, 2016

In a much anticipated decision, the National Labor Relations Board on August 23 ruled 3-1 that Columbia University graduate students who perform teaching assistant and research assistant services at the university in connection with their studies are employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.

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BREAKING: FAR Council Publishes Final Rule On Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (“Blacklisting”) Executive Order

Today, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council (“FAR Council”) published the final rule regarding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (the “Order”), better known as the “blacklisting” rule. 

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