Three employees of FTSS Joint Venture will receive $105,000 in back pay and damages after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled the company violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it unilaterally eliminated one job and created new, lower-paying positions to replace those held by the employees.
Three employees resigned and one worked for lower pay at a newly created position.
LB&B Associates and Dae Sung LLC, the firms comprising FTSS Joint Venture, agreed to settle the matter after the NLRB sought injunctive relief to stop this end run around an existing collective bargaining agreement.
Under the settlement, the three employees who resigned will receive $105,000 and the demoted employee will be returned to his previous position. Additionally, all collective bargaining agreement terms must be honored in the future.
The employer must post a notice of the settlement in the workplace, along with a poster outlining employee rights under the NLRA.