If you use Independent Contractors are you free from union trouble?

The logical answer to that question would normally be “yes.” Unions are groups of employees that have gathered to provide them the opportunity to deal with wages, hours and working conditions, but if you have been paying attention you know the National Labor Relations Board has been working hard to extend their domain into non-union …

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OSHA Complaints may now be investigated by the NLRB

Before we discuss the topic for today’s post let me provide you with some explanation about the two agencies named in the title, just in case not everyone is on the same page. OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor that is charged with overseeing …

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"Concerted Activity": Why NonUnion HR Needs to Know About It.

Today I am the guest on DriveThruHR, the Blog Talk Radio show hosted by Bryan Wempen.  His theme this week is union activity. My topic is “Concerted Activity” and why everyone in HR, especially non-union HR should know about it. The website US Legal Definitions defines concerted activity as activity “…undertaken jointly by employees for the purpose of union …

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