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Did You Know…The Guiding Light on Employer Handbooks — Sort of

Posted in Handbooks, National Labor Relations Board, Social Media

Most employers already know they cannot forbid employees from criticizing management, workplace conditions, or discussing salaries in person or on the Internet.  Employers cannot forbid employees from posting comments — both good and bad — on social media, as long as the comments are not unlawful.  And though an employer must put its employees on… Continue Reading

Did You Know…Additional Guidance Released by NLRB on Confidentiality and Employee-Related Investigations

Posted in Investigations, National Labor Relations Board

As we reported in August 27, 2012, in Banner Health System* the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that an employer violates Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it maintains a blanket policy that prohibits employees from discussing workplace investigations. On April 16, 2013, the NLRB’s Division of Advice released a memorandum of advise providing further guidance… Continue Reading

Did You Know…Blanket Confidentiality Requirements Regarding Employment-Related Investigations Violate Section 7 of the NLRA

Posted in National Labor Relations Board

As part of its current campaign to take more aggressive positions regarding policies applicable to nonunion workers, the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled  that a human resources consultant’s routine practice of asking employees involved in employment-related investigations not to discuss them with co-workers ran afoul of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The majority… Continue Reading

Did You Know…NLRB Regional Offices Won 87% of Unfair Labor Practice Cases in 2011

Posted in National Labor Relations Board

On March 8, 2012, summarizing the National Labor Relations Board’s activities in 2011, the Acting General Counsel issued a report stating that NLRB regional offices won 87 percent of unfair labor practices cases litigated before the board and administrative law judges in whole or in part in fiscal year 2011.  The report noted that (1)… Continue Reading