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NLRB decision creates union decertification limbo

A handful of laborers in northwest Indiana who want to oust their union are instead having to cool their heels because, their attorney says, the National Labor Relations Board is not following the new rule it finalized last year specifically meant to prevent delays in votes on union representation.

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Boshkoff: Preliminary and postliminary activities under the FLSA

In March, the 7th Circuit ruled that members of the Chicago Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Unit were not entitled to minimum wage or overtime compensation for off-duty time they spent storing their rifles and gear in their homes. The ruling provides clarification of preliminary and postliminary work activities and the “continuous workday rule” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Legal workload expected to increase in ‘return to work world’

With offices reopening and employees relearning how to conduct themselves in a professional workspace, in-house attorneys and human resources leaders are not expecting the transition to a pre-pandemic normal to be easy. Decision-makers anticipate a rise in administrative claims and lawsuits related to labor and employment matters over the next year.

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Biden’s ‘jobs Cabinet’ to sell infrastructure as GOP resists

President Joe Biden is setting about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member “jobs Cabinet,” including former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task is clear after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to oppose the plan “every step of the way.”

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