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There have been countless nursing home managers, supervisors, and even HR executives, who have committed impolitic comments about employees in email messages. Those comments often become evidence in cases where employees sue employers for alleged forms of harassment and/or discrimination or some variant of wrongful discharge.
The National Labor Relations Board is again recommending changes that would allow union organizers to speed up elections, drawing the ire of some House Republicans.
For many long-term care operators, labor relations might soon get even more challenging. And Senate Republicans are to blame, er, thank.
The U.S. senate confirmed President Obama's new NLRB nominees yesterday, fulfilling a bipartisan deal to avoid Democrat filibuster changes and resolve the NLRB's recess appointee issue.
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case on disputed National Labor Relations Board appointments that President Barack Obama made in 2012, which have created uncertainty about the legitimacy of subsequent NLRB actions. Nursing homes and other healthcare providers are among the many businesses that have been affected by NLRB decisions during this time period.
First of all, to all the pro-union and pro-management types: Thanks for reading. Too bad only one of you can be happy after Tuesday's federal appeals court ruling that tossed a National Labor Relations Board decree. But it ought to be that way.
A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the National Labor Relations Board determination that a nursing home operator should have negotiated with an existing union when it took over a facility, and was discriminatory when it refused to hire five union local officers.
The late Hunter S. Thompson famously said that when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. By his logic, the management and workers involved in a strike across five HealthBridge Management facilities in Connecticut seem to be taking professionalism to a whole new level.
A federal judge intends to grant an injunction filed by the National Labor Relations Board that would put approximately 600 workers back on the job at five nursing homes in Connecticut.
A federal district judge has invalidated a union elections rule this week on the grounds that the National Labor Relations Board did not have a quorum when the so-called "microwave rule" was voted on.
A federal district judge has dismissed legal challenges to a National Labor Relations Board final rule shortening the length of time between union elections.
A senior living group welcomed a decision by a U.S. appeals court to grant an injunction blocking implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's notice posting rule.
The National Labor Relations Board was deemed to be within its legal rights with its requirement that employers post notices about unionization rights, a U.S. district judge has ruled.
Long-term care providers must have a system in place to notify workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by Tuesday or risk disciplinary measures. On Aug. 30, the National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule instructing private-sector employers that they must issue workers' rights notices where other workplace notices are similarly posted. Employers also need to post to Internet or intranet sites, if that is what is usually used to communicate similar matters with employees.
President Obama made three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, which had been operating for several months with just three members, on Wednesday.
The National Labor Relations Board announced it is delaying the implementation of its notice-posting rule until April 30 instead of Jan. 31.
If you're like most operators, you're probably staggering toward the end-of-year holidays. And your unsteady gait may have nothing to do with spiked eggnog.
The National Labor Relations Board has published a final rule, also known as the "microwave rule," that provider groups say will dramatically speed up the union election process.
Provider groups quickly criticized Wednesday's vote by the National Labor Relations Board to move forward with a "microwave" rule. The measure attempts to simplify union election procedures and reduce the deadline for holding them after employees request a vote.
The National Labor Relation Board's Acting General Counsel has released a report summarizing a number of recent NLRB decisions involving employers' restrictions on employee use of social media. They provide insight as to how the NLRB is currently reviewing social media issues that impact employee rights.
A leading assisted living advocacy group applauded legislation that would reverse two recent pro-union regulations issued by the National Labor Relations Board.
As we predicted in "Labor Pains: Craig Becker's Troubling Prescription for Long-Term Care Facilities," in a January 2011 posting at mcknights.com, the National Labor Relations Board is continuing its pro-union agenda with the same determination as Paris Hilton chasing headlines in the supermarket tabloids.
The National Labor Relations Board has delayed the implementation of one of its most controversial recent rulings from Nov. 14, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012.
Recent National Labor Relations Board rulings could hit senior living employers hard, said a concerned Assisted Living Federation of America spokesman recently at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.
An assisted living group says that two recent National Labor Relations Board rulings will lead to higher costs for seniors and fragmented services.
NLRB issues new union-friendly regulation; also expected to boost unionizing efforts in nursing homes soon, report saysAugust 29, 2011
A new regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board will soon require employers to post information about unionization rights on bulletin boards. Business groups critical of that regulation also expect the NLRB to issue a decision soon that would make it easier to unionize "specific groups of nursing home workers, like certified nursing assistants," The New York Times reported Friday.
Employer groups showed up at National Labor Relations Board hearings on Monday and Tuesday to voice their concern over an NLRB proposal to streamline union elections.
A recent National Labor Relations Board proposal that could increase union activity has a "job-destroying agenda" said Rep. John Kline (R-MN) at a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday.
Connecticut's biggest healthcare workers' union announced Wednesday that it now has contract agreements with 25 skilled nursing facilities across the state.