Topic: NLRB

NRLB Targets Non-Union Employees: What’s an Employer to Do?

“The National Labor Relations Board’s (‘NLRB’) aggressive campaign to educate non-union employees about their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (‘NLRA’) is in full swing. In addition to the mandatory notice posting requirement that will go into effect for all employers on April 30, the NLRB recently announced its plan to launch a new… Read more »

Most Popular Small Business Posts – Mar 2012

What’s on your mind? Employee theft, internships, social media, business funding, healthcare reform, and a range of other small business-related legal topics. For your (re)reading pleasure, here’s a look at the most-read Small Business Support posts over the past month: 1. Employee Theft: What Are People Stealing on the Job? “No, it isn’t a headline… Read more »

NLRB Employee Rights Poster: Federal Court Upholds Rule and April 30 Deadline

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before… The National Labor Relations Board’s poster rule, requiring both union and non-union employers to post notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act, is back in the news: “On March 2, 2012, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. upheld the authority of the National… Read more »

Social Media in Business: 8 Steps to Legal Compliance

Ready or not, your business’ online presence is becoming an integral part of your marketing plan, business strategy, and human resources program. To successfully navigate the legal and regulatory issues that govern the use of social media by your company and your employees, consider these eight recommendations for social media compliance: 1.Implement a company-wide social… Read more »

Employment Law Roundup: NLRB, California Wage-Hour, OSHA Postings, and More

For your reference, an overview of recent commentary on labor and employment law: National Labor Relations Board NLRB Report Challenges Validity of Many Commonly Used Social Media Policies (Littler) NRLB Report: Employers’ Social Media Policies Must be Narrow, Must not Restrict Right to Engage in Protected Activities (Mintz Levin – Employment, Labor & Benefits) Alternative… Read more »

New NLRB Report on Social Media Cases in the Workplace

On January 24th, 2012, general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board released an updated reported on recently reviewed social media cases. The report looks at 14 new cases – many of which focus on social media policies in the workplace. Of note to managers, HR professionals, employment specialists, and – really – anyone with… Read more »

NLRB Rules Mandatory Class Action Waivers Unlawful: 6 Takeaways for Employers & Employees

On January 3, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in D.R. Horton that the National Labor Relations Act prohibits mandatory arbitration policies forcing employees to give up their rights to participate in class action lawsuits over workplace conditions. As a result, employers with arbitration policies in place will need to review those policies to… Read more »

NLRB Poster Rule Delayed. Again. (New date: April 30, 2012)

Are you keeping up? On December 27, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it was delaying yet again the implementation of its rule requiring covered employers to post notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. For your reference, here’s a roundup of legal updates on the latest postponement: NLRB Postpones… Read more »

Social Media in the Workplace: an NLRB Guidance Update

For your reference, here’s an updated reading list on the National Labor Relations Board’s recent guidance for employers re social media in the workplace: National Labor Relations Board Issues Social Media Report (McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC):  “Recently, the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (Board) released a report, basically a score… Read more »

Private Employers Must Post Notice of Employee Rights – NLRB Final Rule

We’re seeing significant interest in the Final Rule published August 24, 2011 by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that requires private employers to post notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.  From lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: NLRB Rule Requiring Employers to Post Union Rights Released (Dinsmore & Shohl… Read more »