Tag Archives: National Labor Relations Act

A Triumph for Employers: D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down NLRB Poster Rule

On May 7, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) invalidated the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) August 2011 rule requiring all employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) to … Continue reading

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The NLRB and Preserving Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) reach into the non-union workplace has forced employers to consider revising numerous policies.  One of these policies involves confidentiality in workplace investigations.  In Banner Health Systems v. Navarro, the NLRB found that a blanket … Continue reading

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Another NLRB Loss For Employers

Social media has become a thorn in the side of many employers and after viewing unsavory Facebook dialogue by employees, directed at the employer or the employees’ working conditions, employers all too often decide those employees should be fired. Recently, … Continue reading

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NLRB Scrutinizing Non-Disclosure and Non-Disparagement Provisions

It is a common practice for employers to require that employees sign agreements containing non-disclosure and non-disparagement provisions as a condition of employment to protect confidential and proprietary information and to protect the company’s reputation.  Recently, a NLRB Administrative Law … Continue reading

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BRRRR- BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Yet another potentially “chilling” effect. Quicken Loans, Inc.’s mortgage bankers are required to sign an employment agreement containing provisions prohibiting  them from disclosing non-public information regarding the company’s business or personnel to any person, business or entity. This includes information … Continue reading

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New NLRB Election Rules Will Go into Effect April 30, 2012

In just one month, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new election rules will go into effect. What will this mean for your business? Two things: (1) elections will proceed quicker than ever before; and (2) you will have fewer … Continue reading

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NLRB Files Another Complaint for Facebook Firing

The NLRB has done it again. It has filed another complaint over a Facebook firing. In this most recent case, filed on May 9, the NLRB claims that a non-profit organization, Hispanics United, violated the National Labor Relations Act when … Continue reading

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NLRB Invites Public Comment on Proposed Rule that could Require Employers to Post NLRA Workplace Notice

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently announced that it is inviting public comment on a proposed rule relative to employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). If the proposed rule ultimately takes effect, it will require covered … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule for Federal Contractors on Employee Labor Law Rights

On May 20, 2010, the Department of Labor published final regulations relative to the labor law rights of employees who work for federal contractors. Entitled “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws,” the new regulations require covered government contractors … Continue reading

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