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National Labor Relations Board

n. an independent regulatory commission created in 1935 by the National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act), with five members appointed by the president subject to confirmation by the Senate. The NLRB is intended to protect employees' rights to unionize, prevent abuses by employers or unions, and oversee union and organizing elections.

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Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 to, among other things, encourage collective bargaining.
The 74 year-old National Labor Relations Act established the current process and has lasted through countless economic fluctuations.
Congress passed the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 to guide interactions between unions and private employers.
The National Labor Relations Act for the protection of union workers was passed in 1935 and The Electronic Communications Privacy Act was passed in 1986.
He identifies the National Labor Relations Act, which provides for the right of workers to organize and engage in collective bargaining, as a "direct descendant of the great changes wrought by the War of the Rebellion" and speaks of taking "comfort .
The National Labor Relations Act guarantees employers freedom of speech, within limits, and supervisors must be trained in exercising that right through effective communication with employees.
He said previous court decisions have established that federal and state regulators were prohibited from setting their own standards for conduct that is regulated by the National Labor Relations Act.
The employer objected claiming that, under the National Labor Relations Act, the six registered nurses employed at Caney Creek were supervisors and not eligible to be included in a collective bargaining unit.
The lawsuit is based on the National Labor Relations Act, which says that the state may not take sides in a labor dispute," explains Chernoff.
How to Take a Case Before the NLRB gives attorneys complete reference to current requirements for conducting elections, handling claims of unfair labor practices, seeking fee reimbursement, acquiring NLRB records, and meeting other requirements under the National Labor Relations Act.
In most circumstances, the PEO also contractually assumes responsibility for compliance with the regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Title VII, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, COBRA, ERISA, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical & Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).
From the sound and fury surrounding its passage, one would have thought that enactment of the first family-leave legislation in 1993 portended the biggest change in our economy since the National Labor Relations Act.