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Employers Get their Email Systems Back: NLRB Overrules Purple Communications

Posted in Employee Handbooks, Property Rights, Union Organizing
Nearly eighteen months ago, this blog asked whether employers will get their email system back. Last month, the NLRB answered with a resounding “yes”! In Caesars Entertainment, 368 N.L.R.B. 143 (2019), the NLRB overturned its prior decision in Purple Communications.  In doing so, the NLRB returned to its rule that employers may limit employee’s use of… Continue Reading

The NLRB Expands Employer Authority over its Publicly Accessible Spaces

Posted in Property Rights, Union Organizing
In a win for employers’ private property rights, the NLRB last month gave employers greater rights to control how their property is used, including what occurs on publicly accessible spaces within that property, like a cafeteria.  In UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, 368 N.L.R.B. No. 2 (2019), the NLRB held that “an employer may prohibit nonemployee union… Continue Reading