By: Ronald J. Kramer, Esq.

In Alan Ritchey, Inc, 359 NLRB No. 40 (2012), a decision dated December 14, 2012, but just published, the NLRB decided that newly organized employers cannot discipline employees without first notifying the union and bargaining over the decision.  Despite fifteen pages of hemming and hawing, explanations of vague, undefined exceptions

By Bradford L. Livingston

‘Tis the season for cards and gifts, and apparently, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) is filled with the holiday spirit.  In a decision issued last week but only released today, the NLRB gave labor unions a gift that will keep on giving when it overturned a fifty-year-old precedent

By Kenneth R. Dolin.

In a decision that Board Member Hayes found “startling” and “troubling,” the Board required an employer to continue providing wage increases post-contract expiration.  Specifically, the Board in Finley Hospital, 359 NLRB No. 9 (September 24, 2012), recently found that an employer had a statutory duty to maintain the