On March 29, 2024, the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released a final rule amending the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSH Act”), clarifying who can serve as an employee representative to accompany the OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (“CSHO”) during physical workplace inspections.  The final rule broadens

Declaring the NLRB’s rationale to be “nonsense,” on March 26, 2024, a unanimous three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Stern Produce Company Inc v. NLRB, refused to enforce the agency’s finding of unfair labor practices.  

The Court held that the petitioner-produce company did not

A growing trend of union organizing among undergraduate student workers reached a crescendo last week when a unit of 20,000 student assistants at California State University voted in favor of unionization.

California State University Employees Union Election

Student assistants across California State University’s 23 campuses have unequivocally voted to form the largest undergraduate student union

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), in a 3-1 decision, held that an employee’s display on their work uniform of “BLM,” an acronym for Black Lives Matter, constituted protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”).  Accordingly, the NLRB reversed an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) decision, and found that

On January 5, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in Rest. Law Center, New York State Rest. Ass’n v. City of New York, et al., No. 22-491 (2nd Cir. 2024), held that a New York law protecting workers in the fast-food industry from arbitrary termination or reduction in hours was not

On January 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge in a key case involving the ease with which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may successfully petition a district court for injunctive relief in unfair labor practice (ULP) cases.

The outcome of this case likely will have a significant

Shortly after the New Year, on January 4, 2024, Space Exploration Technologies Corp.—or “SpaceX”—filed a complaint in the District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging that an administrative complaint filed by the NLRB against the company is illegal because the NLRB is unconstitutionally structured and the new expanded remedies sought by the NLRB