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New NLRB Regulations Go Into Effect April 30th!
Under a new ruling from the National Relations Board, there will be new regulations that go into effect, with the major change on elections for a union vote, now called "quickie elections." The Obama administration and their supporters have attempted to facilitate organizing by unions through the administrative process after failing to win congressional passage of the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA"). The final rule, announced by the Board on December 21, constitutes the most successful effort by supporters of Organized Labor in this area to date. Read More Here.
Cell Phones Banned for Interstate Truck Drives and ALL Vehicles Weighing 10,001 or More
Interstate truck and bus drivers are prohibited from using handheld cell phones while driving as of Jan. 3, under a final rule posted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Drivers will face federal civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense and disqualification for multiple offenses. States may suspend a driver's commercial license for multiple convictions of state or local cell phone violations. Read More
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