By: Bryan R. Bienias

On Monday of this week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) abandoned over 30 years of precedent and significantly modified the standards for the deferral of certain unfair labor practice charges to contractual arbitration procedures. This change likely will call into question the finality of arbitration awards in future

By Kenneth R. Dolin

The Board, in a 2-1 decision, overruled 50 years of precedent establishing in virtually all cases the supervisory status of tugboat pilots and mates, when it found tugboat mates were not statutory supervisors.  In a case that started with a representation petition filed in 1999, the Board in Brusco Tug and

By Bradford L. Livingston.

Most labor and employment laws provide employees and employers with a certain degree of reassuring consistency even as the law gradually develops.  While there may be slight differences in legal standards applied in the different federal circuits (that the U.S. Supreme Court may eventually clarify) and occasional “aberrant” or outlier