John Baker

NLRB Legal Chief Signals Joint Employer and Secondary Picketing As Issues To Address in 2022

Just in time for the holidays, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo (GC Abruzzo), has revealed her hand on two specific and oft-debated issues to be taken up by the Board in 2022. While much of the nation is currently focusing on vaccinations and mandates, GC Abruzzo made her policy intentions …

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Employer Beware: New NLRB Remedies Plan Promises Pain

Ever since the 2020 presidential election last November, we have forecasted what a President Biden-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and General Counsel would mean for our employer clients. For example, the NLRB stated in an August opinion that it was willing to “explore new make-whole remedies.” In near lock step with the NLRB, General …

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Another Legislative Push to Allow Student Athletes to Organize

Most of us tend to think of college athletics in terms of the mega-university football teams – Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, etc. My college roommate recently retired from his position as a Director of Admissions at a major institution in the Midwest. When I asked him his thoughts about whether student athletes should be paid, …

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