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Terminated Employees’ Stages of Grief

A guest column by Robert Boreanaz, a labor and employment attorney at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, appears in the May 18 issue of Buffalo Law Journal. In “Grief Process of Terminated Employees,” Mr. Boreanaz discusses how attorneys who focus on areas of law other than employment can advise family, friends, and acquaintances who have lost a job on this emotionally charged issue. He suggests that stages of grief similar to those that are often associated with the loss of a loved one can be used as a framework for conversations about the employment termination.

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Dos and Don’ts on the Picket Lines

Picketing, if done properly, can be one of the most important tools for construction workers organizing a campaign. However, there are several ways in which picketing can actually be detrimental to the union’s efforts. By carefully observing the dos and don’ts of what is and is not allowed at construction-site picketing, you can assure you follow the rules and best help the union’s efforts.


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National Labor Relations Board Election Rules Update

The National Labor Relations Board implemented new election rules on April 14, 2015. The new rules are an attempt to streamline and expedite the union election process, providing employees with a quick and efficient means to organize.

According to the NLRB Representation Case-Procedures Fact Sheet, “The final rule will streamline board procedures; increase transparency and uniformity across regions; eliminate or reduce unnecessary litigation, duplication, and delay; and update the board’s rules on documents and communications in light of modern communications technology.”


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