Nicholas DiGiovanni and Damien DiGiovanni Featured in Law360 Article

Morgan, Brown & Joy partners Nicholas DiGiovanni and Damien DiGiovanni were featured in the Law360 article, “NLRB Official Nixes Union Vote For MIT Grad Fellows.” The article discusses the recent National Labor Relations Board decision stating that graduate fellows at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cannot vote to unionize because they are not employees under federal labor law. The NLRB Regional Director found that “the common-law definition of employment requires that work be performed for and directed by the employer in exchange for compensation.” But in the case of the fellows, ”the compensation received by the fellows is not directly tied to completing particular tasks, as directed; rather, it is tied to maintaining academic good standing.” Read the full article here. (Law360 subscription required)