Groundhog Day: Pro-Labor NLRB Again Attempts to Put the “Fix” In Union Elections: Reissues Discredited “Ambush” Election Rules

Groundhog Day: Pro-Labor NLRB Again Attempts to Put the “Fix” In Union Elections:  Reissues Discredited “Ambush” Election Rules

As previously predicted by the Management Memo on August 1, 2013 and October 30, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued a second Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to amend its existing rules and regulations governing union elections procedures.

What’s New in 2014: The Growing Trend in Social Media Privacy Laws

As an increasing number of employers use social media to screen prospective employees and to monitor the activities of current employees, several states have enacted social media privacy laws, including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Utah and Washington.  Oregon joins those states in 2014. 

Refusing to Hire Male Applicant Who Listed a “Husband” On Application: Balancing Religious Rights and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Boston Globe and Boston.com have reported what may be a legal first – a case just filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) against a religiously affiliated college prep school by a gay man who claims that his offer of employment was withdrawn after the school discovered that he listed a “husband” as his emergency contact.