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Richard Lehr to Provide NLRB and EEOC Legal Update at Manufacture Alabama Committee Meeting

Legal and Labor Update at Manufacture Alabama on February 9th Lehr Middlebrooks partner Richard Lehr will present a legal and labor update at the Manufacture Alabama Human Resources & Workforce Development Committee Meeting on February 9, 2023. Richard will cover…

Best of Times, Worst of Times for Unions

BLS Report Shows Increasing Organizing Success But Continued Overall Union Membership Decline On January 19, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report regarding union membership.  First, the good news for unions: membership increased by 273,000, one of the…

FTC Proposes Sweeping Ban On Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rung in the New Year by proposing a nationwide prohibition on non-compete agreements between employers and their employees.  On January 5, 2023, the FTC voted 3-1 to propose a rule that would prohibit all employers…

Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers in the Omnibus Spending Bill

The recently-enacted Consolidation Appropriations Act of 2023 (H.R. 2617) included two provisions for pregnant and nursing mothers.The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP Act”) expands lactation break rights to exempt employees.The PUMP Act amends the lactation provision…

NLRB’s Holiday Gifts to Unions

‘Tis the season for giving, which the NLRB has embraced in a most generous manner to unions.  Last week, the NLRB either decided or announced as a matter of policy:·         A return to the “micro-unit” determination under the Obama Board,…

A Divided Congress: Implications for Employers

Richard I. Lehr, Esq. With Democrats taking the Senate and Republicans the House, what should employers expect through January 2025? Without a single party controlling both houses of the legislature, it’s very unlikely that any new legislation substantially increasing or decreasing…