NLRB independent contractor status update 9/10/19

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

The National Labor Relations Board has held that companies do not violate the National Labor Relations Act solely by misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Bottom line: the decision to classify an individual as an independent contractor rather than an employee will not, by itself, subject an employer to liability under the National Labor Relations Act.

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Pay raises and unions -- what does the law allow? 8/22/17

The following Legal Hotline question was addressed by L. Michael Zinser of The Zinser Law Firm
Question: Our newspaper is currently in labor negotiations with a union, and we are stuck on the wage issue. Is it lawful to grant pay raises to our non-union employees while forgoing them for the represented employees?

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Machinists union abandons unit in Omaha 8/22/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

This month, Mike Zinser looks at a newspaper that withdrew recognition of a bargaining unit, legislation that would limit the Department of Labor's Final Rule on overtime, and whether Title VII covers sexual orientation.

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