Menards settles, agrees to change policies

Posted at 7:06 AM, Apr 28, 2016
MADISON -- Menard Inc. has agreed to change some practices after the National Labor Relations Board found it was violating federal labor law.
The board found in April that the Eau Claire-based retailer has been improperly requiring employees to sign mandatory-arbitration agreements that bar them from engaging in class-action lawsuits.
The board also found that Menards has withheld merit pay raises for workers engaged in protected union activities.
In a settlement agreement with the board Wednesday, Menards agreed to rectify those issues.
Seth Goldstein, a representative with the Office and Professional Employees International Union who filed the initial complaint with the board, called it a major victory for employees.
A company spokeswoman said Menards had no immediate comment Wednesday afternoon.