NSBA Fights DOL Advice Regulation

October 5, 2011

NSBA has submitted comments for a hearing of the House Small Business Committee scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5. the hearing, “Department of Labor Regulations under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act,” will explore DOL’s proposed regulations on the advice exception to the persuader rules, urging that the proposal must be withdrawn. In its comments,...


NSBA Files Comments on DOL “Persuader” Regulations

September 27, 2011

As previously reported, the Department of Labor (DOL) earlier this summer issued a proposed rule that would dramatically narrow the “advice” exemption to the employer reporting obligations under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). The underlying reporting obligations are often referred to as the “persuader” rule or the...


House Committee Approves Bill to Mandate E-Verify

September 27, 2011

The House Judiciary Committee marked up the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) last week and approved the measure for consideration by the full House on September 21, 2011. The bill mandates that all employers in the U.S. use E]Verify to determine that their employees are legal. The bill also narrows...


New NLRB Posting Requirement Announced

September 8, 2011

On Aug. 25, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a 45 page final rule requiring employers to hang posters notifying employees of their right to unionize. The poster must be 11 by 17 inches and can either be downloaded from the NLRB Web site or picked up at any...


NSBA Submits Comments on NLRB Elections Rule

August 22, 2011

NSBA today submitted comments in opposition to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed rule that would dramatically change the elections process. The proposal (RIN 3142-AA08) was released June 22 and comments are due today, Aug. 22. This rule would dramatically tilt the elections process against small-business owners in favor of large,...


DOL Extends Deadline on Persuader Rule

August 2, 2011

Amid a dearth of positive actions coming from the organized labor arena, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced they will push back the original deadline for comments on their so-called “persuader rule.” Originally set for August 22, the new comment deadline is Sept. 21. As previously reported, DOL proposed in late-July...


NLRB Hearing on Elections Rule

July 20, 2011

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held a two-day hearing on their proposed rule to amend and shorten the union-organizing election process. With more than 60 speakers testifying, NLRB Chairman Wilma Liebman kicked off the hearing with a commitment of the board members...


Unions and Labor Round-up

July 13, 2011

In what appears as a concerted effort to shortchange small-business input in the regulatory process on rules that pose a significant burden for small businesses, three new labor regulations continue to move forward. NSBA has weighed in on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed rule to dramatically alter the...


Mandatory E-Verify Proposal Introduced

June 22, 2011

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) on June 15 introduced the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2164), which would require all U.S. businesses to verify the immigration status of all new hires using the Everify system. Smith’s bill would apply only to new hires and would pre-empt any state laws on the verification of...


Amid Immigration Reform Push, Everify Emerges

May 14, 2011

President Obama’s recent investment in pushing immigration reform has thrust the mandated use of Everify by employers back into the spotlight both via the administrations immigration reform blueprint and within deliberations on Capitol Hill. President Obama made his first major immigration reform speech since July 2010 in El Paso, Texas...