NLRB holds that employer must continue to pay raises after CBA expires

lexology.com

It is well-established that an employer has an obligation to maintain the status quo after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. A recent case before an NLRB administrative law judge confirmed that an employer must continue wage increases after a contract has expired, unless language in the contract clearly provides otherwise.

Covered by CBA, Employee’s State Law Whistleblower Claim Preempted by Federal Law, New Jersey Court Rules

The National Law Review

An employee represented under a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is barred from claiming whistleblower retaliatory discharge under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) against his employer where his claim necessitates an interpretation of the CBA, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division has ruled. Puglia v. Elk Pipeline, Inc., et al., No. A-0886-13T1 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 10, 2014).