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NLRB Allows Employees to Use Employers’ Email System to Engage in Protected, Concerted Activity

Companies will need to revise their employee email policies following a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (Purple Communications on December 11, 2014). Specifically, in a 3-2 decision (three Democrats, two Republicans) held that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act allows, … employee use of e-mail for statutorily protected communications on … Continue Reading

Monitoring and Accessing Employee Private Email Results in Lawsuit

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was sued by six on-staff doctors and scientists after discovering the FDA accessed their personal email accounts (Gmail).  The Washington Post reported that government documents showed that the secret surveillance took place over a two-year period after the staffers complained to lawmakers in Congress that the FDA was approving … Continue Reading
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