Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo attorneys are often asked to share their insights, opinions and ideas about the latest issues affecting our clients’ industries and organizations. Here, you will find updated content from the AALRR team about current developments and trends in labor and employment law.

  1. February 8, 2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Delays Review of Class Action Waiver Dispute Until At Least October 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On February 8, 2017, the Supreme Court announced it will schedule oral arguments in its review of class action waivers in the 2017 Supreme Court session, which starts in October.  In January, the Court announced it would review three cases involving whether class action waivers that are required as a condition of employment in individual […] more

  2. August 4, 2016

    NLRB Holds That Temporary Employees and Regular Employees Have the Right to Form Combined Bargaining Unit

    BY: L. Brent Garrett, Jonathan Judge

    The NLRB recently held that temporary employees and regular employees have a right to petition to join a combined bargaining unit, even if the staffing agency and employer object to the formation of the combined unit. In Miller & Anderson, 364 NLRB No. 9 (July 11, 2016), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continued its […] more

  3. March 29, 2016

    Union Agency Fees Remain Valid After Supreme Court Speaks In Friedrichs

    BY: Thomas A. Lenz, Jonathan Judge

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling on March 29, 2016 in the Friedrich’s case leaves unions’ agency fees intact for now.  It remains possible that the Court could revisit the same questions at some point in the future.  The Friedrich’s case involves the public sector workplace, where government workplaces, public budgets, and Constitutional limitations can […] more

  4. April 10, 2015

    Will Your Company Have an Election to Vote on Union Representation? New Workplace Election Rules From the NLRB Take Effect April 14, 2015.

    BY: Thomas A. Lenz

    The new National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) election rules change a process that has existed for years.  Unions are waiting for April 14 to file election petitions.  Employers should take steps to understand the new rules and to be prepared to respond. The NLRB will require posting of a notice to employees within two days […] more

  5. June 27, 2014

    Supreme Court Invalidates President’s Recess Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Thomas A. Lenz

    On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, in a 9-0 decision, ruled that three recess appointments President Obama made in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) were invalid.  The Court affirmed the decision of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, focusing on the language of the Recess Appointment Clause […] more