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Employee Manuals Need Spring Cleaning Thanks to the NLRB

Thanks to the National Labor Relations Board (the NLRB), companies need to add employee manuals to the list of things that need spring cleaning. Specifically, the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel issued a 3/18/2015 report full of¬†examples of how your company’s employee manual likely violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). For background, any … Continue Reading

Opt-out Employee Arbitration Agreement Upheld But At What Cost?

Arbitration agreements are common in the employment relationship. And employers understand that normally an employee must sign such an agreement in order for it to be enforceable. But what happens if your company’s policy is to require employees to arbitrate a dispute unless the employee takes some action to opt-out of the employment arbitration agreement? … Continue Reading

Recent Ruling by NLRB Means its Probably Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

Most employers understand that an employee manual is a cornerstone of good HR best practices. Unless, however, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says otherwise, which means your company’s employee handbook could be a source of liability. This point was recently illustrated in a recent decision where the NLRB affirmed a finding that DirectTV’s employee policies … Continue Reading
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