Most recently, Region 13 (Chicago, Illinois) of the Board has further extended a union’s ability to organize residual unrepresented units of employees is an existing non-professional bargaining unit to Acute Care Hospitals. The Region ruled that the Health Care Rule did not prevent it from directing a self determination election in each of four voting groups to determine whether to add these sub-units of unrepresented non-professional employees to an existing non-conforming unit (i.e. not one of the eight units identified in the Health Care Rule). Rush University Medical Center and Local 743 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, (13-RC-143495, 13-RC-143497; 13-RC-143510). (February 23, 2014). … [Read more...] about NLRB Extends “Specialty Healthcare” to Acute Care Hospitals: Carves Unit into Multiple Smaller Pieces
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MONACO (Reuters) – Armed with a vision and a large saw, architects Jean-Pierre Lott and Patrick Raymond have crafted a luxury ‘eco’ villa out of a rock face in Monaco, using cork insulation, water recycling and solar panels to optimise energy and costs. … [Read more...] about Troglodyte ‘eco’ villa carved out of Monaco rock face
SEC Oversight of Firms. The bill creates an Office of Credit Ratings at the SEC with its own compliance staff and authority to fine agencies. The SEC will be required to examine Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organizations (NRSROs) at least once a year and publicize findings. NRSROs will be required to submit an annual report to the SEC that will contain an assessment of the effectiveness of the internal controls and an attestation of the chief executive officer of the NRSRO. The SEC will have the authority to suspend or revoke the registration of NRSROs if it determines that a firm does not have the financial and managerial resources to consistently produce credit ratings with integrity. Private Right of Action for Investors; Expert Liability. The bill also introduces a private right of action for investors against rating agencies for a “knowing or reckless” failure to conduct a reasonable investigation. NRSROs will also … [Read more...] about Summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform
Despite this finding, on appeal to the NLRB, the Board reversed the hearing officer’s ruling, instead ruling that the “generalized concern with protecting the integrity of its investigations is in-sufficient to outweigh employees’ Section 7 rights.” (Slip op. at 2). As a result, the Board held that an employer maintaining a policy against employees discussing ongoing investigations violates Section 8(a)(1). In order to avoid such a violation, employers must, on a case-by-case basis, be prepared to enunciate a specific rationale to justify prohibitions by showing they have a legiti-mate business reason in that instance that trumps the employees’ Section 7 rights. Appropriate justifications could include the need to protect witnesses, the likelihood that evidence might be destroyed, the danger that other employees could give false statements, or the need to prevent a cover-up. (Id.) Further, the propriety of any such justifications as applicable during a … [Read more...] about Wall Street Confidential: Does Your Workplace Policy Put You at Risk With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)?
The trip’s cancellation comes as President Trump and Democrat leaders remain locked in a bitter fight over a bill which would fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall to the tune of $5.7 billion White House officials met with rank-and-file Democrats on Wednesday in an effort to carve out a deal with centrist lawmakers from states where the president enjoys high levels of support. During a conference call with supporters this week, President Trump showed no signs of backing down on his chief campaign promise, reiterating his pledge to build a wall. … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats Planned to Fly Commercial