National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) News

Texas Wind Turbine Maker Settles with Board Over Labor Practices

A Texas-based wind turbine manufacturer has reached a settlement with federal officials over alleged violations of U.S. labor laws. GRI Texas Towers Inc. f/k/a Gestamp Wind Steel US Inc. (GRI), based in Amarillo, entered into a settlement agreement with the …

Democrats Want Trump Labor Board Member’s Recusal on Union Email Rule

Democratic U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts urged a Trump administration labor board appointee to recuse himself from a case that could end up being a big victory for corporations trying to make it harder for workers to …

Trump’s Labor Board to Try Again to Ease Obama Franchise Liability Standard

The U.S. agency that enforces federal labor laws took the first steps on Thursday towards loosening an Obama-era standard that made it easier to hold companies liable for illegal labor practices by their contractors and franchisees. The five-member National Labor …

U.S. Labor Judge Nixes McDonald’s Deal to Avoid Joint Employer Tag

A judge with a U.S. labor agency on Tuesday rejected McDonald’s Corp.’s proposed settlement of a major case on whether the fast-food company is accountable for alleged labor law violations by franchisees across the country. The settlement proposed in March …

Supreme Court Pro-Arbitration Ruling a Big Win for Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees. …

Supreme Court Backs Employers on Forced Arbitration, Limiting Employee Class Actions

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of tens of millions of employees. The justices, voting 5-4 along …

Trump Administration, McDonald’s Rush to Avoid Employer Liability Trial

The National Labor Relations Board is ignoring its own guidelines and rushing to settle a major workplace action involving McDonald’s Corp., lawyers for employees involved in the litigation alleged. If the workers win at trial, the case could have a …

Google Upheld in Firing of Conservative Employee Who Criticized Diversity Policies

Google’s firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity policies and “politically correct monoculture” didn’t violate U.S. labor law, a federal agency lawyer concluded. Statements in James Damore’s 3,000-word memo “regarding biological differences between the sexes were …

McDonald’s, U.S. Labor Board Begin Talks to Settle ‘Joint Employment’ Trial

McDonald’s Corp and a U.S. labor board are in talks to settle a case claiming the fast food company is liable for purported labor law violations by its franchisees, leading a judge on Friday to pause a trial that began …

Supreme Court Justices Appear Split Over Employee Class Action Case

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday defended the right of workers to bring class-action claims against companies but their conservative counterparts who are in the majority sounded skeptical in the biggest business case of the court’s new term. A …