#BigIdeas2020: NLRB’s Actions Impact Employers in 2020 (January 3, 2020) - a Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorney Steve Swirsky, Member of the Firm: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ended the year with a flurry of activity, including the relaxing of the “quickie” election rules and the reversal of Purple Communications. This will change many things for employers in the new year and beyond.
DOL Proposes New Joint-Employer Rule (April 10, 2019) - a Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week, featuring attorney Steve Swirsky, Member of the Firm: On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new rule for determining joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) also proposed a new joint-employment rule in September 2018, which is still pending.
German-Style Work Councils in the United States: The Volkswagen U.S. Experience (April 5, 2019) - Steven Swirsky, Member of the Firm, participates in a panel discussion at the New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law.
NLRB Proposes Change to Test for Determining Joint-Employer Status (September 14, 2018): In this breaking news flash from Employment Law This Week, Steve Swirsky discusses the significance of the NLRB's proposed rule that would adopt a new standard for determining whether two employers are “joint employers.”
Supreme Court Says Employers Can Require Class Action Waivers (May 22, 2018): In this breaking news story from Employment Law This Week, Steve Swirsky discusses the Supreme Court’s May 21, 2018, decision allowing employers to require class action waivers.
Change Comes Swiftly at the NLRB: As Steve Swirsky discusses, the last month of 2017 saw the Republicans take control of the NLRB for the first time in nine years. And the new majority quickly set a new tone, overturning controversial Obama-era decisions. An extended interview from Employment Law This Week (Episode 99: Week of January 8, 2018).
Authorities Wrestle with the Definition of “Employee”: As Steve Swirsky discusses, the White House and Republicans in Congress are working to reverse efforts to expand the definition of “employee” to workers who previously had been treated as independent contractors. An extended interview from Employment Law This Week (Episode 89: Week of October 2, 2017).
NLRB General Counsel Reveals Top Issues in Recent Memo: As Steve Swirsky discusses, the General Counsel for the NLRB wants to expand employees’ rights to organize and communicate using company resources, cut back on employer rights in bargaining, and grant significant new rights to nonunion employees. An extended interview from Employment Law This Week, Episode 23 (April 18, 2016).
Browning-Ferris: In its recent Browning-Ferris decision, the NLRB loosened the standard for determining who qualifies as a joint employer. Steve Swirsky, who has written extensively on the issue, discusses its implications. An extended interview from Employment Law This Week, Episode 1 (Oct. 19, 2015).