Under the heading of “watch what you ask for, you might get it”, Lafe Solomon’s tenure was deleted by SCOTUS, but his replacement, Richard Griffin, who was confirmed by the Senate and gave us the new ‘joint-employer’ definition as well as a host of other egregious rulings, still has another eight months to serve in his tenure as NLRB General Counsel – plenty of time to wreak more havoc. As a case in point, an NLRB administrative judge recently ruled that a company, Pizza the Pie, LLC (with about 50 Domino’s franchises in Georgia and South Carolina) was guilty of unfair labor practices because their arbitration policy barred employees from seeking collective claims in any forum and from filing charges with the NLRB. Citing the NLRB decision in the Murphy Oil case (barring class action suits and requiring arbitration of disputes), which SCOTUS will take up this year, the judge ruled on the company’s mandatory arbitration policy that a “reasonable employee would construe them . . . to limit his [or] her right to file charges.” The NLRB also filed a brief last week in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals defending its decision to “pierce the corporate veil” and hold family members involved in three New York based companies liable for back pay and benefits owed to union employees. We’d guess there’s more to come in the cases of Ace Masonry and Bella Masonry.