Kentucky River Case Causes Workforce Scrutiny

Law360, New York (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the wake of a National Labor Relations Board decision that full-time “charge nurses” are ineligible for union representation, many health care companies are allegedly looking at their employees to see who can now be characterized as a supervisor.

Though the health care industry has not made a wholesale effort to reclassify employees who already have collective bargaining agreements in place, the so-called Kentucky River cases have caused companies to look more carefully at their workforces in preparation for future organizing drives, said Roger Brice, a...
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