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Trump labor board nominee vows to protect right to ‘refrain’ from joining union

Business lawyer Peter Robb, President Trump’s pick as the next general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, told a Senate panel Wednesday that he would uphold the “core values” of federal labor law. He said that would include the right to “refrain” from union activity. (Washington Examiner)

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Trump Nominees for Labor Board Could Nix Obama-Era Rules

President Donald Trump’s nomination of two attorneys to serve on the National Labor Relations Board would give the panel a Republican majority that could roll back a slew of labor regulations. William Emanuel of Littler Mendelson, a law firm that represents employers, and Marvin Kaplan, counsel at the independent federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, have been officially nominated to fill two openings on the five-seat board. (Roll Call)

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NLRB candidate finds favor with NRA, trade groups

NRA and other business groups applauded President Donald Trump’s nomination of Republican lawyer Marvin Kaplan to one of two empty seats on the National Labor Relations Board. “The NLRB will be deciding a number of important issues, including the joint employer standard and micro-unions, that directly impact small businesses,” Cicely Simpson, NRA’s executive vice president, said. (The Hill)

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Labor board’s new standard could be trouble for restaurants

It could be a while before we know its true impact, but the National Labor Relations Board’s vague new joint-employer standard poses a serious threat to both the franchise model and the growth potential for all restaurants, according to a former NLRB member.

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Weekly Update: L&I proposes 2 percent average increase in workers’ comp rates for 2016

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries today proposed a 2 percent increase in the 2016 workers’ compensation average base rate to cover claim costs for injured workers.

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NLRB shift puts restaurants everywhere at risk

The National Labor Relations Board’s abrupt change in direction on its “joint-employer” standard is a serious threat to the growth potential for restaurants and other businesses across the country.

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Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Magazine Legislative Review issue on its way to your mailbox

2015 saw the longest legislative session in Washington’s history. Washington Restaurant Magazine’s Legislative Review issue is your guide to the intricacies of the session and how your WRA Government Affairs team helped protect your bottom line and your ability to run your business.

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NLRB’s Actions Upend the Joint-Employer Standard

The National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries case. The 3-2 party-line decision – in which the Board ruled that a staffing agency can be considered a joint employer – has broad implications across several industries, including restaurants.

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How a new ‘joint-employer’ standard could hurt franchising

Recent moves by the National Labor Relations Board are threatening franchise independence, and that has franchise owners like Tom Saia worried.

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Weekly Update: WLA board unanimously approves joint operating agreement with the WRA

Late last week, the Washington Lodging Association board unanimously and enthusiastically authorized its Executive Committee to sign the Master Services Agreement and Joint Operating Agreement with the Washington Restaurant Association.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: NLRB joint-employer ruling is a job killer

There could be big trouble ahead for franchisors, thanks to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opinion – and it could potentially harm employees, too.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: NLRB on joint employers

Last week, Washington Restaurant Market Watch examined the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rulings on union elections and their potential impact on restaurant operators. This week we continue our series on the NLRB with a look at its view of joint employers.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: NLRB’s new union elections rules – What you need to know

Never was this truer for restaurant operators than with two current rulings of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on union elections and joint employers. It is essential that restaurateurs familiarize themselves with these rules and prepare accordingly.

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Be cautious when addressing social media use

NLRB Ruling Shows Need for Caution When Addressing Employee Social Media Use In the Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille decision issued on August 22, 2014

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How the “ambush election” rule fails employers and employees

The time employers have to respond to a move to unionize their business is about to get much shorter. Starting April 14, the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rule is expected to cut the time between a petition to unionize and a vote by more than half.