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First Amendment Rights Hang in the Balance
A 39-year-old Supreme Court decision may be overturned this term to grant public employees greater First Amendment rights.

NLRB Rule, Decisions Transform Workplace
The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) ambush election rule and micro-bargaining decisions may tilt the balance in favor of unions.

Viewpoint: Artificial Wage Hikes Are Not the Path to Prosperity
There's a battle in many municipalities and cities across the country where elected officials and groups are advocating to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Strikes Are Making a Comeback
After a dip in the number of strikes in recent years, strikes are now making a modest comeback.

Wal-Mart Surveillance of Protesters Criticized
Wal-Mart has come under fire for its surveillance of strikers during 2012 and 2013 protests after this form of employee tracking was unearthed recently in litigation against the retail giant.


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NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance on Employee Handbooks
Employers need not read the tea leaves anymore about what employee handbook language the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel considers to be prohibited. A report from the NLRB general counsel "will be of assistance to labor law practitioners and human resource professionals."

WIsconsin: 25th Right-to-Work State
Right-to-work states are spreading from the South into the Midwest with Wisconsin becoming the most recent addition into the right-to-work fold.


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