Court of Appeals "Baffled" By NLRB’s Finding of Unlawful Union Remark by Employer’s President

By | Vorys on Labor | May 5, 2013
Court of Appeals "Baffled" By NLRB’s Finding of Unlawful Union Remark by Employer’s President

Recently, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals reigned in a union-friendly NLRB decision involving comments made during a union organizing drive. In Flagstaff Medical Center, Inc., the NLRB held, among other things, that Flagstaff’s President violated the NLRA during a meeting with food services employees during a union campaign. 

Wage & Hour Division: Continuing the Crack Down in Fissured Industries

Independent Contractors.  Subcontractors.  Franchises.  Employment Agencies.  According to the Wage & Hour Division, use of these relationships is an action that requires special scrutiny.  When WHD states that it is targeting “fissured industries,” it means those industries in which it is more likely that workers are performing under one of these relationships — anything where there is something less than a direct employee-employer relationship.