Labor-Friendly National Labor Relations Board Decisions at Risk Under New Board Configuration

Two recent additions to the National Labor Relations Board - William Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan - join Board Chairman Phil Miscimarra to form a Republican majority for the first time in a decade. The Board’s new configuration under the current administration, and the upcoming appointment of a new General Counsel, jeopardizes recent labor-friendly Board decisions. Those interested in the field of labor law should therefore be on the lookout for decisions reversing Obama-era precedent, particularly with respect to the following topics. In 2015, the Board decided Browning-Ferris, which refined the standard for finding a joint employer relationship. A joint employer relationship is one where tw

Firm Partner, Colin M. Lynch, Secures Multi-Million Dollar Arbitration Victory for Newark Teachers

Representing the Newark Teachers Union, Local 481, AFT, AFL-CIO (“NTU”), Firm Partner, Colin M. Lynch, successfully arbitrated the Newark Public Schools’ failure to comply with its obligations under its 2012 collective negotiations agreement. At issue were numerous requirements of the Agreement, including payment of retroactive salary longevity payments to teachers and staff reaching longevity during the two-year period between expiration of the prior Agreement and the 2012 Agreement; payment of retroactive salary to those on a leave of absence or retiring during the period following the expiration of the prior Agreement; bonus payments to teachers completing “approved programs” of higher ed

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