IAML Insights

December 14, 2014

Today, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it has adopted a final rule amending its representation case procedures, implementing the controversial "quickie" or "ambush" election rule that makes sweeping changes to the Board's current procedures. In its press release, the Board characterized its action as "modernizing its rules in...

December 14, 2014

In an 11th hour attempt to avoid a government shutdown, the House of Representatives narrowly approved in a 219-206 vote a measure that would fund the federal government through September 20, 2015, with the exception of funding for immigration enforcement, which receives shorter-term “continuing resolution” funding. The Senate is expected to do...

December 13, 2014

A recent class action alleging discriminatory hiring practices against beneficiaries of the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) deserves attention in light of President Obama’s recent directive to defer action for as many as five million individuals.  The suit was filed this past July in the...

December 13, 2014

For the 12th year, Georgia Trend has asked the state’s attorneys to nominate their peers for recognition as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite. This year’s list of lawyers come from all corners of the state in 10 different practice areas: Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights, Business Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, General Practice, Labor &...

December 12, 2014

The NLRB has adopted comprehensive changes to the procedures for representation elections under the NLRA. Some changes, such as the ability to file documents electronically, clearly bring Board election procedures into this century. Unfortunately, a majority of the changes only speed up the election process itself. The adopted changes complicate...

December 12, 2014

The NLRB says its 2007 decision in Register Guard was “clearly incorrect.”  Employers cannot prohibit employee use of employer email for union and other protected communications.  In other words, employer policies that prohibit non-business use of employer email systems are now invalid, absent a showing of “special circumstances”. ...