Weekly catch-up

Work card renewal for foreign workers gets easier. First, I neglected last week to include this Immigration Dispatch by Elizabeth Joiner on changes to the process for renewing Employment Authorization Cards (aka "work cards") that should make things easier for foreign workers. Please do Hot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorrisread, and, Elizabeth, I apologize for the delay!

The January-February edition of the Executive Labor Summary is out! Our labor guru David Phippen has outdone himself (is that even possible?) with a discussion of the changes expected from the Trump Administration, the "right-to-work" trend, the employee protest strikes and protected concerted activity, a robot barista named Gordon, and an update on our old friend in San Francisco who made roughly $162,000 in overtime. Plus much more, if you can imagine that.

Speaking of employee protest strikes, the "Day Without a Woman" strike is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 8. (I plan to be a scab.) If you missed our bulletins on employee protest strikes by Mark Flora and Leigh Tyson, please do read them before you take any action against striking employees. These issues are anything but clear-cut.

What will the National Labor Relations Board do when the Republicans are back in the majority? This debut offering by Dannah Rodriguez of our Macon Office is a doozy -- Dannah discusses five NLRB decisions in which Philip Miscimarra (then a Member, but now Acting Chairman) was a dissenter. Those dissents give us a pretty strong indication of what we may expect from the Board once President Trump fills the remaining two vacancies on the Board with Republicans. (Magic 8 Ball says, "Outlook is good.")

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Jelene Morris.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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