Can an employer restrict employees from leaving their work station?

The answer to that question is a qualified “maybe” or “maybe not.” Generally it is a given that an employer can control, if they want, when an employee can leave a work station. However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has offered a different interpretation that restricts an employer’s ability to have this restriction. Watch your …

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Who CAN you fire for their social media activity?

Most people in business have heard of the clamp down on companies firing employees for their use of social media. This is a result of the work of the National Labor Relations Board who says they are protecting the right of employees to engage in “protected concerted activity” as detailed in Section 7 of the …

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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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The NLRB Hinders Confidentiality in Nonunion Companies

  As I have mentioned in the past the National Labor Relations Board has been moving into the arena of controlling the activities of nonunion companies. In their last ruling they hinder confidentiality in nonunion companies. The ruling The ruling was actually rendered in the NLRB’s case against Quicken Loans. The case involved a confidentiality …

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