Tag Archives: NLRA

NLRB Once Again Wades Into the Lawfulness of Employer’s Workplace Policies

Once again a company’s workplace policies were found to have violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This time on July 29, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit endorsed the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) view that an employer violates the NLRA by maintaining workplace policies that employees may reasonably … Continue Reading

NLRB Finds Employer’s Workplace Rules Violated Federal Labor Law

Another day and another National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision about the legality of employer rules. Once again the NLRB issued an opinion about workplace rules that could be (maybe, possibly, sort of, etc.) construed as interfering with workers exercising their federal labor law rights. As explained below, these type of decisions can transform a weak … 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

NLRB Finally Delivers Knockout Blow to Broad Employer Social Media Policies

In what has been perhaps the most telegraphed wind-up punch to hit employers in some time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally weighed in on the issue of employer social media policies.  Specifically, on September 7, the NLRB issued its Order striking down Costco Wholesale Corporation’s social media policy and related electronic posting … Continue Reading

The Intersection of Social Media & Employment Law: The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing.

On February 6, 2012 I had the opportunity to speak to human resource professionals about legal issues at the intersection of social media and employment law. This HR group is lead by the B2B Connection and its president Gail Sanderson. A special thanks is also owed to Molly DiBianca over at the Delaware Employment Law Blog for her permission … Continue Reading

NLRB Releases Second Social Media Advisory Report: What It Means for Employers

On January 25, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel issued a press release that a second report describing social media cases reviewed by the NLRB has been made available. The first NLRB social media report (PDF) was released in August 2011. According to the NLRB’s press release, this second NLRB report (PDF) was needed to address … Continue Reading

Changes for Michigan Employers? New NLRB Appointment for Michigan Regional Office

Yesterday the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) through Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon announced the appointment of Terry A. Morgan as Regional Director in the Detroit Regional Office (Region 7) with a satellite office in Grand Rapids, MI.  While the appointment of Ms. Morgan’s appointment is important for Michigan … Continue Reading

Since When are Employee Rants Protected by Federal Law?

  Briefly, under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), employees are guaranteed “the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection” 29 … Continue Reading
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