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Oct 10 2013
Labor Relations

NLRB General Counsel clamps down on policies prohibiting photos and use of company logo

Employer policies are still under fire by the Office of General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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Jul 01 2013
Labor Relations  

Confidentiality instructions in investigations may violate NLRA

Under the NLRA, the primary risk of automatically requiring confidentiality in investigations is your potential liability for back pay if you terminate an employee for violating your confidentiality rule.

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Jul 01 2013
Labor Relations  

“Fire me” wish is granted, and is okay under NLRA

An employee’s expletive-laden expressions of contempt for her employer on a private Facebook forum with current and former coworkers wasn’t protected concerted activity, according to the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel.

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Jun 05 2013
Labor Relations  

Employer does not have to accommodate disability that alters essential job function

In this case a long term, union-represented employee bid on a job opening for which she was the senior bidder.

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May 08 2013
Labor Relations  

Alert: NLRB poster requirement struck down by federal appeals court

A federal appeals court has invalidated a rule published by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in August 2011, which required all employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

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Jan 25 2013
Labor Relations  

Alert: Recent NLRB appointments invalid, says D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The President didn’t have the power to appoint three people to the National Labor Relations Board on January 4, 2012, ruled the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The court’s ruling throws serious doubt on the validity of recent Board decisions, many of which have been highly controversial.

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Aug 22 2012
Labor Relations  

NLRB attacks “at-will” disclaimers in employee handbooks

Reports have surfaced recently that a National Labor Relations Board office in Phoenix has filed unfair labor practice charges against nonunion employers with overly broad “employment at will” language in their employee handbooks.

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Aug 17 2012
Labor Relations

NLRB objects to confidentiality of workplace investigations

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has severely limited an employer’s ability to keep investigations confidential, except in very narrow circumstances.

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Jun 08 2012
Labor Relations

NLRB takes aggressive aim at employers regulating social media use

Employers may be shocked to hear what the federal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says is unlawful when it comes to confidentiality and social media policies. The acting General Counsel for the NLRB recently issued an Operations Management Memo, which thoroughly examined several employer social media policies for compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

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May 18 2012
Labor Relations

NLRB quick elections on hold

A federal district court has ruled that the National Labor Relations Board didn’t have enough votes to impose new rules that would have sped up union election procedures as of April 30, 2012

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