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Telebriefs®: National Labor Relations Board is Launching a New Pilot Program to Enhance the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to Resolve Pending Cases

On July 10, 2018, The National Labor Relations Board (also commonly referred to as “the Board”) announced that it is launching a pilot Alternative Dispute Resolution program. As the Board explained in its press release, the new program will increase participation opportunities for parties having matters before the Board, and help to facilitate mutually satisfactory settlements. The Board stated that under the new pilot program the NLRB’s office of the executive secretary will reach out to parties with cases pending before the Board to determine if their cases are appropriate for inclusion in the ADR program. The program could be significantly beneficial for anybody that is accused of an unfair labor practice. To learn more about the Board’s pilot program, listen to this week’s Telebrief here.

Also in this week’s Telebrief: President Trump announced Judge Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nomination. Also, DC voters approved an increase in its minimum wage, and the EEOC filed a lawsuit accusing a company of discriminating against a recovering drug addict.

 

Questions about state salary adjustments or other topics from this week’s Telebrief?

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Howard K. Kurman is an employment attorney. Mr. Kurman regularly counsels clients on all aspects of proactive employment/labor issues. He represents employers ranging in size from as small as 20 employees to those employers with geographically disparate locations consisting of over 4,000 employees. Mr. Kurman assures, through regular contact with his clients, that they promulgate and maintain the most effective employment policies that will, to the extent possible, minimize their legal exposure in today’s litigious workplace. Mr. Kurman offers advice on employee handbooks, employment agreements, and covenants not to compete as well as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. Previously, Mr. Kurman was the chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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