Tag Archives: Employment

NLRB: Being Abusive Is Not Protected Union Activity

Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), a union member cannot be disciplined for forming or joining unions, bargaining collectively, or engaging in other activities for the purpose of collective bargaining, such as striking. But this protection does not immunize a union member from discipline for any type of inappropriate conduct while engaging in protected … Continue Reading

No Number, No Job: Classic Rock Song Titles Explain It Best

When job applicant Don Yeager refused to provide a social security number to his prospective employer, he was shown the door.  He sued, claiming that identifying himself by a number violated his religious beliefs.  In a short decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that his claim was properly dismissed.  Yeager v. FirstEnergy, Jan. … Continue Reading

Layoffs in the Energy Sector – Are Employers Prepared?

Over the past few weeks, the media has focused intently on the oil and gas industry’s extensive layoffs. Well known energy companies have made front-page news with their announcements of their significant layoffs that have often resulted in the termination of thousands of employees or a significant percentage of their workforce. This trend, it appears, … Continue Reading
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