Friday, July 15, 2011


According to the latest BIR, Regis Corp. lost a labor fight with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a settlement that declared that hair stylists and other Regis employees and its related salon chain must be given the right to organize labor unions. The NLRB settlement requires Regis to post notices that employees have the right to “form, join or assist a union” and that they cannot be fired for doing so. The settlement stems from complaints in several salons two years ago that workers were being required to sign agreements that revoked their future right to form a union. The company had previously asserted that a unionized workforce would put Regis at a competitive disadvantage. The settlement applies only to the 6,500 Regis-owned stores, which includes Regis, Supercuts, Cost Cutters, MasterCuts, and Hair Club for Men and Women. Regis’ 6,000 franchised stores are not affected by the settlement.