A Shake-Up for Franchisors: NLRB Issues 43 Unfair Labor Practice Complaints Against McDonald’s

The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has authorized Regional Counsel in regional offices throughout the United States to issue 43 unfair labor practice complaints in cases involving claims that McDonald’s USA and its franchisees are “joint employers” and jointly liable.

Triple Play Sports Bar Appeals NLRB’s Recent Facebook “Like” Decision

By | Labor & Employment Insights | September 29, 2014
Triple Play Sports Bar Appeals NLRB’s Recent Facebook “Like” Decision

In an earlier post, I wrote about the NLRB’s most recent social media decision. In that case, the NLRB held that Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille’s termination of two employees for their participation in a profanity-laced Facebook discussion about Triple Play’s owners violated the employees’ right to engage in “protected, concerted” activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Triple Play has now filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Terminated Employee Entitled to Union Representation Prior to Taking Reasonable Suspicion Drug Test

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in agreeing with an administrative law judge’s (ALJ) April 2013 ruling, has held that suspending and discharging a union member for refusing a drug and alcohol test after the employee demanded union representation is a direct violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).