GOP, Obama Could Team Up on Whistleblower Protections

By Ben Dipietro, The Wall Street Journal

The combination of a Republican Party-controlled Congress and a president looking to make his mark in the area of employment law could result in new laws to increase protections for whistleblowers and to extend those rights to even more workers, two attorneys said.

Saginaw Chippewa Appeals NLRB Pro-Union Ruling

By Gale Courey Toensing, indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

In an ongoing battle between tribal sovereignty and federal labor law, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s claim that it has jurisdiction over the tribe’s employees at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The case could impact all of Indian country.

Senate HELP Committee Considers NLRB Nomination

By Ilyse Wolens Schuman, Michael J. Lotito and littler.com

During a relatively sedate hearing to consider the nomination of Lauren McFerran to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, the issue of joint employment and franchisor liability took center stage, at least for the Republican members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).

NLRB nomination process should not be rushed

By Tim Lee, The Hill

If the recent midterm elections were a statement on Barack Obama’s presidency, the American people certainly made it clearly. Now, with Republicans set to rule both chambers of Congress, all eyes are on Obama, who has officially been dubbed a lame-duck president.

Cybersecurity and the NLRB

By Jon Hyman, Workforce

A few months ago, I wrote how the National Labor Relations Board was exploring new areas of potential protected concerted activity to regulate. One such area is information and data security.

McDonald’s Corp. and other franchise companies are preparing a major public campaign to fight a recent National Labor Relations Board determination that could hold them responsible for the labor practices of their franchisees.

The Wall Street Journal

McDonald’s Corp. and other franchise companies are preparing a major public campaign to fight a recent National Labor Relations Board determination that could hold them responsible for the labor practices of their franchisees.