Your nonunion employees are still protected by the National Labor Relations Act

Many employers are unaware of the National Labor Relations Act which provides protection to employees even though those employees do not belong to a union. A recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge shows just how far this can be taken. Walked off the job According to attorneys Robert T. Quackenboss, Kurt G. Larkin and …

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Can you prohibit employees from taking photos at work?

The answer, like many in HR, is it depends on the circumstances. If you ask the NLRB they will tell you “No” if it interferes with an employee’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act. In fact recording of any kind, photographic or voice, has to be allowed baring some valid legal or business justification. …

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Unions now have access to your email

Late last year the National Labor Relations Board rendered a couple of decisions that are a radical departure from previous actions. I wrote about these on December 15th. One of those decisions dealt with whether employees can use a company email system to conduct union organization. In a 3-2 decision along party lines the NLRB …

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Is a LIKE on Facebook Protected Speech?

  Social media use has attracted a great deal of attention in the last several years. It continues to be a focal point of regulatory and judicial activity that does not seem likely to slow down. A recent court case gives us further input on the question of whether a Facebook LIKE is protected speech. …

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