NLRB Says College Football Players May Unionize

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In a surprising decision on March 26, the NLRB Director for Region 13 covering Illinois and Indiana issued a decision and direction of election holding Northwestern University’s college football athletes are university “employees” as defined by the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and could vote whether to be represented by a union.

The decision focused on the grant-in-aid scholarships the athletes received to fund their education.  If upheld, other grant-in-aid scholarship athletes across the country may be entitled to unionize.

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DoL Releases 2012 FMLA Survey Results on the Act’s 20th Anniversary

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The following is excerpted from the survey results.  The full reports can be found herehere, and here.

In 2012, Abt Associates surveyed 1,812 worksites and 2,852 employees about experiences with family and medical leave.  The worksite survey includes both sites that are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and those that are not covered.  The employee survey includes employees that took leave,

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