Authorities Wrestle with the Definition of “Employee”: As Mr. 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 Mr. 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. Mr. Swirsky, who has written extensively on the issue, discusses its implications. An extended interview from Employment Law This Week, Episode 1 (Oct. 19, 2015).