A court case on collecting union dues from non-union members and the advance of the federal Save Local Business Act highlight the top five labor law developments from October, according to attorneys from Jackson Lewis.

Specifically, the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) cleared the House Education and Workforce Committee. (It also passed the House in November.) It would limit the extent to which businesses can be considered “joint employers” under NLRB standards.

Also, home health aides who successfully objected to the collection of “fair share” fees without their consent may not proceed as a class to collect refunds of the fees that were already collected.

The update also includes a union violation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, and the new members of the National Labor Relations Board.

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