Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Overrules National Labor Relations Board; Holds That Stagehands Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees

By | Labor Relations Today | February 5, 2016
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Overrules National Labor Relations Board; Holds That Stagehands Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees

Vacating a National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) decision that a stagehand referral service violated the National Labor Relations Act by refusing to bargain with its stagehands’ union representative, on February 3, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that the stagehands were independent contractors and not employees of the referral service. 

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Adventures in Joint Employment: The Browning-Ferris Saga Continues with an Appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

By | Employment Matters Blog | February 5, 2016

Last week, Browning-Ferris Industries, the California-based waste management company, appealed two decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board related to the definition of joint employer. 

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Arizona Federal Court Grants § 10(j) Injunctive Relief to Stop Employer’s Alleged Labor Law Violations

By | Labor Relations Today | February 4, 2016
Arizona Federal Court Grants § 10(j) Injunctive Relief to Stop Employer’s Alleged Labor Law Violations

In a April 30, 2014 General Counsel Memorandum, National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) General Counsel Richard Griffin declared that his office would expand the pursuit of injunctions in federal court against employers in connection with union organizing and bargaining efforts.

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2015 Union Membership Rate Relatively Stable Despite New NLRB Election Rules

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Despite the National Labor Relations Board’s “quickie election rules,” the percentage of unionized workers in the private sector remained stable during 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor: 6.7% of private-sector workers were in unions in 2015, up from 6.6% in 2014.

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Browning-Ferris Appeals ‘Joint Employer’ Decision to U.S. Court of Appeals

Browning-Ferris Appeals ‘Joint Employer’ Decision to U.S. Court of Appeals

Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (“BFI”) has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the National Labor Relations Board’s January 20, 2016 decision that it, a waste management company, and Leadpoint Business Services, Inc. (“Leadpoint”), a staffing agency that provided employees to BFI, were joint employers of those employees under the National Labor Relations Act.

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