Tag: National Labor Relations Board

Senate Confirms Kaplan to Labor Board

On a party line 50-48 vote, the Senate yesterday confirmed Marvin Kaplan, one of President Trump’s two nominees, to the three-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Senate vote was significant, as the NLRB oversees workplace disputes, unfair labor practices and union elections.

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Expanded Joint-Employer Standard Will Drive Up Home Prices

Expanded Joint-Employer Standard Will Drive Up Home Prices

NAHB and its industry coalition partners held a series of meetings with key Senate and House appropriations leaders on Nov. 13 in a bid to turn back a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board to expand its joint employer standard.

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NAHB’s Howard Discusses NLRB Ruling

The recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that whether joint employer status hinges on whether the employer has a “right to control” is potentially crippling for home builders, who depend heavily on subcontractors to complete their projects, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard told the Nightly Business Report on Monday. The ruling “really shows no understanding of 80% of the marketplace. It’s impossible to comply with,” he said. Here’s the complete interview.

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NLRB Delivers Crushing Blow to Small Businesses

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 28, 2015 2 Comments

In a long-awaited, 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) changed the well-established standard for determining whether two separate and independent companies are joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act. The case is Browning –Ferris Industries of California, Inc. d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery. BFI Newby Island Recyclery owned and operated a recycling […]

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NLRB Joint Employer Cases Could Impact Home Building Firms

NLRB Joint Employer Cases Could Impact Home Building Firms

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking to expand the definition of an employer and the potential changes could have consequences for members of the residential construction industry.

Specifically, the NLRB is moving towards a broader definition of the joint employer standard and seeking to overturn the model that has been in place for 30 years.

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Senate Acts to Kill Rule that Would Rush Union Elections

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Legal by on March 6, 2015 0 Comments

By a 53 to 46 vote, the Senate voted on March 4 to quash a National Labor Relations Board rule that would dramatically speed up union elections, reduce the time workers have to decide whether or not to join a labor union and force employers to hand over to union organizers their employees’ private information.

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NLRB Issues Final Rule on ‘Ambush’ Union Election Rules

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on December 12, 2014 2 Comments

The National Labor Relations Board has issued its final rulemaking that that would dramatically speed up union elections, reduce the time workers have to decide whether or not to join a labor union and force employers to hand over to union organizers their employees’ private information.

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Efforts to Expand Joint Employer Status Could Impact Home Builders

The House Education and Workforce Committee held a hearing on Sept. 9 to examine how a proposal by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to modify the joint employer doctrine could impact employers and workers.

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NLRB Poster Rule Finally Placed to Rest

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 7, 2014 0 Comments

In a victory for NAHB, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on Jan. 6 that it will not seek Supreme Court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals decisions in the District of Columbia and the Fourth Circuit that invalidated the NLRB’s Poster Rule. The rule would have required millions of employers across the […]

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