Working with Employees

Federal antitrust enforcers issued guidelines for human resources departments in October 2016 warning that agreements among companies—including hospitals and health care organizations—that limit competition for employees violate the antitrust laws.
The National Labor Relations Board Friday reinstated its traditional community-of-interest standard for determining an appropriate bargaining unit in union representation cases, abandoning the standard established in the 2011 Specialty Healthcare case.
The National Labor Relations Board yesterday overruled a 2015 board decision adopting a new joint-employer standard and returned to the previous standard that governed joint-employer liability, concluding that the reinstated standard adheres to the common law and is supported by the NLRA’s policy…
The House of Representatives yesterday voted 242-181 to approve legislation (H.R. 3441) that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered joint…
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce yesterday voted 23-17 to approve legislation (H.R. 3441) that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be…
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today heard oral arguments in a case brought by Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, KS, to overturn a 2015 National Labor Relations Board decision that directly threatens the confidentiality of the hospital…
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision permitting an incumbent union of a hospital to organize only a small portion of the unrepresented employees in a partially organized bargaining unit.