‘Ordinary Contract Principles’

The Wall Street Journal

Sometimes the Supreme Court’s most important contribution resembles the job of a baseball catcher who stops wild pitches from heading to the stands. An example came Monday when the High Court unanimously blocked an attempt to rewrite a contract to make retiree health benefits a lifetime obligation.

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.