NLRB Division of Judges Issues Updated Bench Book

January 9, 2019 Washington, D.C—The Judges Division of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued an updated Bench Book, which replaces an earlier version issued in January 2018. The new January 2019 edition contains citations to numerous additional Board and court decisions and other authorities. It also contains several new sections, including sections addressing…

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NLRB Says Employers Cannot Stop Employees From Recording Conversations In Meetings

By Robert McTiernan – March 2, 2016 On December 24, 2015, employees who want to make video and audio recordings of co-workers and company meetings received a holiday gift. In Whole Foods Inc. and United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 919, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) determined that a blanket company policy prohibiting use…

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Employment Law: Even a Selfie Can Be Protected by the NLRA

Why it matters A worker who violated her employer’s no cellphone use and disloyalty policies by taking selfies with coworkers that were posted online with a comment that she was “working like an [sic] slave” was terminated in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), an administrative law judge recently determined. The Tinley Park…

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Statement by NLRB Chairman Pearce on 80th Anniversary of the NLRA

Office of Public Affairs – July 2, 2015 202-273-1991 publicinfo@nlrb.gov www.nlrb.gov In the eighty years since the National Labor Relations Act was enacted, the workplace has changed in ways that President Roosevelt never could have imagined when he declared that the goal of the law was “common justice and economic advance” for all. Yet his…

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‘Going Postal’ Over Data Breach Response: Union Files Failure-to-Bargain Charge With NLRB Against USPS

As recent high-profile cyber attacks have demonstrated, employers have a duty to protect their employees’ electronically stored personal information from being accessed by hackers, and to promptly remedy any breach in security concerning such information. Depending upon the outcome of a recently filed charge before the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”), unionized…

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Ebola and the Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

In light of the Ebola virus outbreak abroad and the recent Ebola cases in the U.S., employers should be aware of the laws implicated in their treatment of employees. Though employment issues related to Ebola may appear to be novel, employers faced very similar issues in the 1980s involving AIDS, and more recently in 2009…

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