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NLRB General Counsel’s Announced Policy Initiatives Why Non-Unionized Employers Should Be Very Concerned

On March 22, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Richard Griffin, issued Memorandum GC 16-01. The memorandum instructs NLRB regions to submit cases and issues, which are listed in the memorandum as special concern or interest to the General Counsel, to the Board’s Division of Advice so the General Counsel’s office [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Third Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Individual “Concerted Activity” and Reminds the NLRB of the Appropriate Test for Determining Whether an Alleged Discriminatory Discharge was Lawful

In MCPc Inc. v. NLRB, 2016, --- F.3d ---, Case Nos. 14-1379 and 14-1731 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the Board’s determination that anindividual employee engaged in protected concerted activity when he complained about shared work conditions to a member of  management, in [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The NLRB and Employee Handbooks

If your workplace is non-unionyou are likely wondering whether you need to worry about NLRB decisions regarding Employee Handbooks.  Consider this,any disgruntled employee or union organizer looking for a flag to wave can file an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) challenging employee handbook policies. What better way to [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NLRB Determination in Independent Contractor Case is Overruled by the U.S.Court of Appeals for 11th Circuit

In Crew One Productions, Inc. v. NLRB,--- F.3d ---, Case No. 15–10429 (11th Cir. Feb. 3, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and concluded that stagehands were not employees of Crew One, Inc. (stagehand referral service), but independent contractors. [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Impact of Congress’ Delay in Implementing the ACA’s “Cadillac Tax”

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed and the President signed$1.15 trillion fiscal year 2016 appropriations omnibus bill into law, funding the government through September 30, 2016. The bill also included several policy riders related to the Affordable Care Act(ACA) which will affect how organized labor representing public sector employees and public employers in Iowa [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Condientiality of Witness Statements

NLRB Overrules Bright-Line Rule Exempting the Production of Confidential Witness Statements By Thomas Evans, Evans Law Firm, P.C. Under longstanding National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) precedent, 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 an [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Iowa Public Employment Relations Board Negotiability Decisions

In a series of recent negotiability dispute decisions, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board ("PERB") has left public employers wondering whether the Board’s 2010 legislative grant of authority to interpret Iowa Code chapter 20 and demonstrated tendency to discard long-standing case precedent will continue to erode the common and ordinary meaning of a mandatory subject [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) provides cash benefits to individuals who can no longer maintain employment due to a disability or impairment. While many people believe they are entitled to SSDI because they are disabled, this is not always the case. The Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at a variety of factors to determine whether [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Practice Area|0 Comments

Labor & Employment Law

The Evans Law Firm, P.C., represents employers and employees in matters that arise in the workplace, including work policies and guidelines, the application and hiring process, and handbook and employment contracts. We also possess expertise in issues arising in the employment relationship, including wage and hour standards, fair labor practices, family medical leave, civil rights, [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Practice Area|0 Comments