Employers Can Use Dues Checkoff As Bargaining Tool

Law360, New York (October 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move to clear up confusion in contract disputes, the National Labor Relations Board has permitted employers to end dues checkoff after a collective bargaining agreement has expired as long as a clause in the contract explicitly mentions limiting a dues-checkoff obligation to the duration of the agreement.

On remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the board held 3-2 on Sept. 29 in the Hacienda Resort Hotel & Casino case that two Las Vegas hotels did not breach federal labor...
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