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Changes to NLRB Election Rules and Employee Handbook and Email Standards Are Likely Under Miscimarra

Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the health care industry: “NLRB Acting Chair Dissents Point to Likely Changes to Board Election Rules and Employee Handbook and Email Standards.”

Following is an excerpt:

NLRB Acting Chair Philip Miscimarra has given the clearest indication to date of what steps a new Republican majority is likely to take to reverse key elements of the Labor Board’s hallmark actions of the Obama administration once … Continue Reading

Connecticut Nursing Home Chain Targeted—Again—By National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) recently filed its fourth complaint (since March 2011) against Care Realty and Healthbridge Management, the owner and operator of several Connecticut nursing homes.  The Board’s three prior complaints against Care Realty had included allegations of unilateral changes to work hours, benefit eligibility requirements, holiday and vacation benefits, subcontracting of employees, and allegedly unlawful solicitation policies.  The Board’s latest complaint, filed on February 29, 2012, alleges that the nursing home violated the National Labor Relations Act when it: (1) engaged in bargaining proposals that the Board views as predictably unacceptable to the union; (2) … Continue Reading