Author Archives: Jim Anelli

Jim Anelli

About: Jim Anelli

Jim is the co-leader of LeClairRyan’s national labor and employment team. He has worked in almost every area of the labor and employment field. His primary focus involves helping management across industries handle employment benefit matters, defend employment discrimination claims, negotiate executive employment agreements and provide guidance on related plan design and tax issues (for private and public entities). He also handles all facets of labor litigation, including representing management in grievances, arbitrations, unfair labor practices and collective bargaining matters.

Labor Strikes Back: The New NLRB Initiatives

While private sector union representation has been declining for decades, the last few years have ushered in a resurgence of union initiatives.  Importantly, these efforts have been fueled by a labor friendly National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) that has embarked on unprecedented programs to allow for: so-called “ambush” elections; the expansion of the doctrine of joint employment; review of independent contractor misclassification issues concerning bargaining unit issues; expansion of employee protections for the use of social media; and intrusion upon “core” employer prerogatives under the “guise” of protecting “concerted activity” under the National Labor Relations Act (“ACT”). At the same …

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Save the Date: Oct. 1, 2013—ACA Open Enrollment Begins

A fundamental feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Act”) is the introduction of health care exchanges, or marketplaces, where individuals and small businesses may purchase “affordable” and qualified health benefit plans. As summer fades to fall, employers must mark one important date on their calendars to ensure compliance with the ACA: October 1, 2013. This date marks the first day of open enrollment for both the individual Health Insurance Marketplace (“Marketplace”); the Small Business Health Options Program (“SHOP”); and the deadline for covered employers to provide notices to their employees about the marketplaces and their …

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