Ellen Shadur Gross

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NLRB to McDonald’s: Not Lovin’ It

In a breathtaking announcement issued on July 29, 2014, the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has authorized the issuance of complaints against McDonald’s USC, LLC in at least 43 unfair labor practice charge proceedings where the legal employer is not McDonald’s but a McDonald’s franchisee. The pending unfair labor … Continue Reading

Unlawful Policy = Unlawful Termination? The NLRB’s Latest Pronouncement

The NLRB recently issued its decision in Flex Frac Logistics, LLC, Case 16-CA-02978, which the NLRB had remanded to the administrative law judge (“ALJ”) for further analysis after finding that the employer maintained an overly broad confidentiality rule.  The specific question remanded to the ALJ was whether the employer’s decision to terminate an employee for … Continue Reading

ALERT! Regional Director to Northwestern Football Players: Go Forth and Vote!

An NLRB Regional Director has decided that Northwestern University football players who collect grant-in-aid are employees of the University and an appropriate bargaining unit.  This decision is exceptional, and if it remains in effect, it could have significant implications, and not just in the NLRB arena. To learn more, read here.… Continue Reading