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To Deduct or Not To Deduct – NLRB Revisits Union Dues Checkoff Post-CBA Expiration

Whether employers must continue to deduct union dues from employees’ paychecks and forward such deductions to the union (i.e., a “dues checkoff” provision) after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is of critical importance in the negotiation process. Not having to deduct union dues is a powerful weapon for an employer to force … Continue Reading

NLRB Upholds Employers’ Right to Restrict Employees’ Email Use for Union Organizing – for Now

The issue of whether an employer can ban its employees from using the company email system for union organizing has been the subject of heated litigation before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board). Since its 2007 decision in Register Guard, 351 NLRB 1110, the Board has vacillated between finding that such bans unlawfully … Continue Reading
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