March 2019 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS DOL Issues Opinion Letters on Designating FMLA Leave, as well as Volunteer Activities and State Law Exemptions Under the FLSA The Department of Labor (DOL) has released three new opinion letters – one on the Family and Medical Leave […]

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NLRB Addresses Supervisory Status

In a case involving whether dispatchers are statutory supervisors under the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board addressed the issue of whether the dispatchers used “independent judgment” when assigning field employees to locations during power outages. In order to be considered a statutory supervisor, and therefore outside […]

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Lobbying Costs May Not Be Charged to Beck Objectors

The National Labor Relations Board held that union charges for lobbying activities violated the National Labor Relations Act because the activities were not related to the union’s representational duties to employees in the bargaining unit as to justify the compelled financial support of the activities by Beck objectors, who are […]

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