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WTF? NLRB’s OK with “Cut the Crap?” – Protected Speech Under the NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has yet again undercut employers’ efforts to limit profane and vulgar language by workers finding vulgar buttons and stickers to be protected speech under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In Pacific Bell Telephone Company and Nevada Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T and Communication Workers of America, Case # …

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Worse Than Feared… NLRB Reports First Month of Ambush Election Rules Yields More Petitions, Dramatically Quicker Elections

A couple weeks ago came reports from several NLRB Regional Directors that after one month the new Ambush Election Rules union elections were be held in considerably less time, with the Regional Directors claiming elections were being scheduled between 25-30 days.  Last week, according to BNA’s Daily Labor Report and Law 360, the NLRB released national …

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NLRB Issues Guidance Regarding Lawful Employee Handbook Policies

Employers might know (or if they do not, they should) that the National Labor Relations Act (or “NLRA”) applies even to employers who do not have a unionized workforce. Due to the broad reach of the NLRA, the recent guidance issued by the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) regarding employee handbook …

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NLRB Issues Critical Guidance On Employer Handbooks, Rules and Policies, Including “Approved” Language

On March 18, 2015, NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. issuedGeneral Counsel Memorandum GC 15-04 containing extensive guidance as to the General Counsel’s views as to what types employer polices and rules, in handbooks and otherwise, will be considered by the NLRB investigators and regional offices to be lawful and which are likely to …

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The Year in Social Media: Four Big Developments from 2014

As social networking has become entrenched as a tool for doing business and not just a pastime of our social lives, employers, government agencies, and even academia have taken big steps in 2014 to define how social media can and cannot, or should and should not, be used. Below is a summary of some of …

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