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The NLRB is at it again, this time overturning its own previous ruling that determined which employees can vote in a union election.

Finding an accommodation for a disabled employee is just always possible. There may be no practical way to accommodate some disabilities. If that’s the case, termination may the only reasonable option.

The U.S. Department of Labor has increased the price tag for employers that violate wage-and-hour, safety and immigration laws.
Employers can, and should, ask for appropriate medical documentation to back up requests for time off. If not received, the worker can be disciplined.
A study by the pro-union, nonprofit Century Foundation found that only 103 strikes were called in 2014, lasting an average of 35 days.
Employee wellness programs have become increasingly popular in recent years and they are mainly regulated under two federal laws.
Another day, another political scandal involving a politician accused of having an extramarital affair. Consider the recently exposed allegedly improper relationship between Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and a top female aide.
Before a union election can be scheduled, the union must first obtain authorization cards from at least 30% of employees in a proposed bargaining unit.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and its president, John Dougherty, have recently purchased three quadcopter drones outfitted with high-resolution cameras to fly over worksites around the city.
Don’t expect any HR-related federal legislation to pass this year.
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