RESULTS FOR PRACTICE AREA CATEGORY: Preventive Counseling
The NLRB’s new election rule is the “Mount Everest of regulations: Massive in scale and unforgiving in its effect”
Dec. 15, 2014 – Melissa A. Schilling, Iowa Employer Law Blog
New NLRB rule will make it easier for unions to successfully organize because many union elections will now be held within just 10 to 21 days after the union’s petition is filed.
Email is the present day water cooler: NLRB holds that a total ban on nonwork email use by employees is unlawful
Dec. 11, 2014 – Melissa A. Schilling, Iowa Employer Law Blog
Employees now have the presumptive right to use their employers’ email system while on nonworking time in order to engage in protected concerted activity, which includes the right to communicate about union organizing.
A double edged sword: Iowa court requires mandatory disclosure of surveillance video in workers’ compensation proceedings
Nov. 11, 2014 – Melissa A. Schilling, Iowa Employer Law Blog
It will now be significantly harder for employers to protect surveillance videos under the work product doctrine, Iowa Court says.
Nov. 7, 2014 – Joan M. Fletcher, Iowa Employer Law Blog
While employers often elect to handle unemployment benefits hearings on their own, if the circumstances warrant, involving legal counsel can help ensure that proper objections are lodged and grounds for appeal are preserved.
Nov. 4, 2014 – Melissa A. Schilling, Iowa Employer Law Blog
The NLRB is willing to acknowledge that there are still some employee activities that may fall outside the protection of the NLRA, but employers should be careful about disciplining employees.