Results of Union Election at Valley Stream NY Target Overturned | Rerun Election ordered →
The saga continues as a Target store in Valley Stream NY that won its union election against UFCW Local 1500 has now seen the result overturned by an administrative law judge. A re-run election has been ordered. Target was found to have committed various unfair labor practices which unlawfully affected the result of the election. Sometimes companies knowingly commit these ULPs in the belief that winners tend to win again on a rerun election. Of course I do not know whether that is what Target was thinking, but the re-run promises to be just as contentious as the first election. Stay tuned. Click on the heading for a jump to the article.
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Mandatory Company Holiday Party?
Quite a few people are “Googling” whether their company can make attendance at the company holiday party mandatory. The general answer is yes, but if they do they should pay you for your attendance just like any other mandatory company meeting. For that reason, many companies will make the party optional, but strongly “encourage” you to attend. Which brings up another practical point: Even if the party is optional, what signal might you be sending if you refuse to go? Office politics are already confusing and brutal, so dont compound that by shooting yourself in the foot.
An exception to the general rule regarding mandatory attendance would be that if you object to the company holiday party on bona fide religious grounds, the company may have an obligation to reasonably accommodate you.
Some people are also “Googling” dress code for company holiday parties. Start by asking HR, and looking at any company policies. In the end, since it is a company event, you cannot go wrong with business attire.
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