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Ronald Novotny has been representing employers in labor and employment matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies in California since 1981. He has extensive experience involving union and employer unfair ...
On December 16, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision in the case of Bexar County Performing Arts Center which restricts the right of property owners to restrict the right of employees who work on the property to engage in protest activity that is protected by the federal labor laws. The Board held in that case that a San Antonio, Texas performing arts venue did not have the right to evict employees of a symphony who distributed leaflets at the site protesting its decision to use recorded music instead of live musicians for a production of a classical music production, which stated that the patrons paid for and deserved to “DEMAND LIVE MUSIC!” The site owner had prohibited the symphony’s employees from distributing leaflets anywhere on its property.
One of the principal criticisms aimed at the National Labor Relations Board in recent years is its penchant for ordering businesses to restore facilities or operations which it has decided to relocate elsewhere. In the recent case of Gunderson Rail Service, LLC decided June 23, 2016, the NLRB did just that, by ordering a Tucson, Arizona employer to restore its operations there on the grounds that it failed to ...
Other AALRR Blogs
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- NLRB Ruling Curbing Right of Property Owners to Control Contractors’ Employees Warrants Careful Attention
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- Changes at NLRB forecast major challenges ahead for employers and expansion of rights for employees and labor unions
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- NLRB Policy Shakeup: President Biden’s Notable Changes at the NLRB Could Signal a Change in Board Policy for Years to Come
- Labor Law Change Coming Soon in Biden Administration
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