Handbook Alert - NLRB Addresses Dress Code Policy Regarding Union Buttons/Insignia
January 13, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board recently addressed Walmart’s dress code policy that prohibits employees from wearing any buttons or insignia unless they are “small and non-distracting.”
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NLRB To Expand Definition of Effective Recommendation of Discipline?
December 27, 2019
In its unpublished decision in Bloomsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center, the National Labor Relations Board expressed a willingness to reconsider, and likely expand, what constitutes an alleged supervisor’s ability to “effectively recommend” discipline.
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Christmas Comes Early for Employers with Big NLRB Wins
December 20, 2019
It’s been a winning season for businesses, with employers garnering some big NLRB wins.
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Employers May Cease Deducting Union Dues When CBA Expires
December 17, 2019
This week, on December 16, 2019, the NLRB reversed Lincoln Lutheran of Racine and returned to the rule established by Bethlehem Steel, 136 NLRB 1500 (1962), holding that a dues checkoff provision did not survive the expiration of the relevant CBA, and that an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act by discontinuing its practice of deducting employees’ union dues from their wages over a year after the CBA expired.
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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Monitoring Employees’ Social Media
December 16, 2019
Employees received an early present on the social media front this fall. A recent decision from the Nation Labor Relations Board has set additional parameters on what employers may and may not do when it comes to monitoring employees’ social media.
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NLRB Delivers A “Holiday Gift” To Employers: New Union Election Timelines
December 13, 2019
On December 13, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule revising the Obama-era union election procedures (known as “R-Case” rules). The revision to the procedures will become effective 120 days from its publication in the Federal Register next week.
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NLRB Finds Confidentiality And Media Contact Rules Lawful
November 19, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board recently applied the Board’s new Boeing standard to find an employer’s confidentiality and media contact rules lawful under the National Labor Relations Act.
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Unfettered Free Speech or Profane Outbursts? NLRB Invites Input to Determine Scope of Section 7 Protection
October 11, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board is inviting input “to aid the Board in reconsidering the standards for determining whether profane outbursts and offensive statements of a racial or sexual nature, made in the course of otherwise protected activity” should lose the protection of Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.
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The NLRB Continues to Level the Playing Field for Employers
October 1, 2019
The NLRB continues to level the playing field for employers, with recent decisions and initiatives.
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Wait! What Does the NLRB Think About Social Media Policies?!
September 25, 2019
As those of you who pay attention to the National Labor Relations Board know, the issue of social media policies is an area particularly fraught with confusion.
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NLRB Clarifies Employer Right to Require Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Following Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Decision
September 12, 2019
In a significant decision for employers, the National Labor Relations Board provided new guidance addressing the intersection of arbitration agreements and the National Labor Relations Act.
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NLRB Adopts a New, Employer-Friendly Standard for Unilateral Changes to Job Terms and Asks for Input on Its Standard Protecting Profane Speech
September 11, 2019
Over the course of the past year, the National Labor Relations Board has indicated its willingness to develop more employer-friendly standards that allow employers more flexibility in managing their businesses and their unionized workforces.
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