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New NLRB Guidance Gives The Green Light On Common Sense Employee Work Rules

Posted in Employee Handbooks, NLRB
Last December, the NLRB recently established a new standard for determining the lawfulness of facially neutral employee handbook policies that “may” restrict the exercise of an employee’s NLRA rights.  As more fully discussed in our prior post, in Boeing Company the NLRB rejected its previous standard for reviewing employer rules and replaced it with a… Continue Reading

Employer Access Policy Lawful, But Unlawfully Applied

Posted in Employee Discipline, NLRB
A recent NLRB decision hit on two issues of potential interest to labor professionals. The first, covered in today’s post, involved an employer policy on off-duty employee access to the employer’s property. It is another good example of the NLRB’s relentless scrutiny of employer policies, although this time with a slightly more favorable outcome for… Continue Reading

NLRB’s GC Determines That Employees Must Expressly Invoke Their Right to Access Employer Property When They are Part of a Larger Group

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Brad Gibson The UFCW union has tilted at the Wal-Mart windmill for many years now, employing various tactics to get Wal-Mart employees interested in unions and union activity. One tactic that has been used is mass demonstrations, including picketing. It was the use of a demonstration against Wal-Mart that recently led the NLRB’s… Continue Reading

Rule Restricting Access to Employer Property Held Unlawful

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Cecil Patterson Recently, in Sodexo America LLC, 358 N.L.R.B. No. 79 (2012) (2-1), the NLRB found that a hospital policy restricting employees’ off-duty access to the hospital violated the NLRA. The policy provided that:   Off-duty employees are not allowed to enter or re-enter the interior of the Hospital or any other… Continue Reading