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Above the FoldJun 12, 2015 - 10:15am
Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol dome.

Setting Things Straight: TPA, Immigration, the Minimum Wage, and WOTUS

With TPA Congress establishes requirements for the White House to consult with legislators during trade negotiations.

Above the FoldSep 19, 2014 - 12:30pm

The Domino’s Effect

A recent California Supreme Court decision in support of a Domino's franchisor should be studied by the NLRB before it moves ahead on a rumored expansion of the “joint employer” standard.

Above the FoldSep 08, 2014 - 11:15am

Street Theater Thursday

Labor protestors were up to their typical antics on September 4 with demonstrations at fast food restaurants calling for $15/hour wages and union recognition. Notwithstanding the street theater and made-for-media stunts, including deliberate efforts by participants to be arrested, these union-backed protests did not exactly live up to their organizers’ promises.

Above the FoldAug 25, 2014 - 9:00am

If Labor Law Ain’t Broke, Don’t “Fix” It

There are clear indicators that the NLRB intends to overturn its long-standing “joint employer” standard—a move that could redefine what it means to be an employer and unleash a flood of complications for America’s job creators.

Above the FoldAug 07, 2014 - 3:15pm

Mistakes on the Lake in Indiana

While legal tugs-of-war over right-to-work typically have not borne much success for unions, particularly in federal courts, that fact has not kept them from concocting various theories as to why right-to-work laws should be invalid.

Above the FoldAug 01, 2014 - 8:45am

Walker Wins Once Again

The Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Governor Scott Walker a decisive win in a case that had challenged the validity of the governor’s labor reform law known as Act 10. The victory effectively puts to rest the various legal challenges that unions had launched immediately after the Act was passed.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2014 - 3:30pm

UAW Won't Take No for an Answer at VW Plant

The United Auto Workers are trying to prove that old adage…if at first you don’t succeed, try again OR just force your way in through a side door.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2014 - 9:45am

Labor’s Minimum Wage Mayhem

The minimum wage debate doesn’t appear to be going anywhere in Washington, D.C., but it’s certainly heating up in the rest of the country.

Above the FoldJun 30, 2014 - 3:00pm

Harris v. Quinn: Mandatory Union Dues Invalidated

The Supreme Court's decision in Harris v. Quinn delivers a considerable defeat to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and other unions that have sought to expand their membership rolls and, more importantly, their bank accounts, by implementing dues-skimming schemes in several states.

Above the FoldJun 11, 2014 - 11:30am

‘Surprisingly Ubiquitous’ vs. Common Sense

At a recent labor conference, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel, Richard Griffin, spoke about his priorities and offered interesting insights into his views of the Board’s direction. Unfortunately, those insights reveal a telling disconnect between the proclivities of the activist Board and the business realities facing the employers it regulates.