Tag Archives: NLRB

NLRB: Nurses Entitled to Union Representation at Peer Review Meeting

The NLRB, in an August 27, 2015, decision, held that two nurses who were requested to voluntarily appear before a hospital’s Nursing Peer Review Committee were entitled to have their union representatives attend the peer review meeting because the nurses could reasonably expect that discipline could result from their appearances before the committee. The hospital contended … Continue Reading

NLRB Blows Up Staffing Agency Model: Rewrites Joint-Employer Test

Boom! In a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) spontaneously redefined joint employment in a way that threatens to turn almost every healthcare provider that works with a management company or staffing agency into a joint employer for collective bargaining purposes. Read more on BakerHostetler’s Employment Law Spotlight blog >>… Continue Reading

Today’s Special: What May Be on Your Hospital Cafeteria Menu Soon

On November 14, 2014, an Administrative Law Judge fired another round in the continuing skirmish between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the federal courts over the rights of union representatives to enter an employer’s property to conduct organizing activity. UPMC and its Subsidiary UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania CTW just might signal … Continue Reading

Rules of the Road Change for Government Contractors

On July 31, 2014, with a stroke of his pen, President Obama promulgated new rules targeting government contractors who commit “serious,” “repeated,” “willful” and “pervasive” violations of laws regulating the workplace. The executive order also will change government contractor payroll practices and will limit the use of predispute mandatory arbitration agreements. Even before the new … Continue Reading

The National Labor Relations Board Continues Its Full-Frontal Attack on Employers’ Rules of Conduct

Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared on BakerHostetler’s Employment Law Spotlight blog. The National Labor Relations Board (Board) continues its full-frontal attack on reasonable rules of conduct promulgated by employers in two recent cases issued at the beginning of April. In Hills and Dales General Hospital, 360 NLRB No. 70 (April, 1, 2014), the Board … Continue Reading

Northwestern Football Players and Academic Medical Centers: The Other Shoe Has Dropped

Editor’s Note: The following Executive Alert was published by members of BakerHostetler’s Labor Relations team. In a move that has surprised many, but not all, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watchers and collegiate football fans, Chicago-area NLRB regional director Peter Sung Ohr has determined that Northwestern University (Northwestern) football players who receive grant-in-aid are employees of … Continue Reading

That Persnickety and Persistent NLRB

As has been reported in previous editions of the Health Law Update, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watching now is a required activity for all employers—union and nonunion alike. On February 25, 2014, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin published a list of substantive questions that must be submitted to the Division of Advice in Washington, D.C., … Continue Reading

Academic Medical Centers: Musings on the Lives of College Football Players and Hospital House Staff

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity – both are marked by their ability to see connections where others see only differences.  The recent filing of a representation petition on behalf of Northwestern University football players has been received with much shrugging of shoulders. (NLRB Case 13-RC-121359). The … Continue Reading

NLRB’s Heavy Hand Against Wal-Mart Has Implications for Healthcare Providers

On November 19, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that its general counsel has authorized the issuance of multiple complaints against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) over a variety of statements made and acts taken by Wal-Mart on or around November 22, 2012, the infamous “Black Friday” when Wal-Mart employees participated in various job … Continue Reading
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