By: Kenneth R. Dolin, Esq.
Labor negotiations are, as the name suggests, a series of negotiations that historically are conducted in an adversarial manner during which both parties often defend their proposals with, among other things, a mixture of rhetoric, logical appeals, and argument. The Board has long recognized that during this process the employer must be given some … Continue Reading
By: Kristin E. Michaels, Esq.
The National Labor Relations Board has reminded employers once again that there is a right way and a wrong way to object to union information requests on the grounds that the information sought by the union is irrelevant, unduly burdensome, overbroad or confidential. The Board revisited this issue recently in Salem Hospital Corp., 359 … Continue Reading
By: Kamran Miraffati
For over 34 years, witness statements obtained by an employer during an investigation of employee misconduct have been considered confidential and were not required to be produced to the union that represented the employee. However, in a newly released decision, Piedmont Gardens, 359 NLRB No. 46 (2012), the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) continued its recent agenda … Continue Reading