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Documentation, not Intuition, is Key to Determining Whether an Employee is a Supervisor

Posted in Supervisors, Union Organizing
A recent NLRB decision once again demonstrates that intuition and logical conclusions are no substitute for documentation of supervisory acts when it comes to classifying employees as supervisors under the NLRA.  At issue this time was a registered nurse whom the employer hired to assign and supervise the work of other nurses during shifts in which no other… Continue Reading

NLRB Exposes Union Employees Who Submit Statements About Their Co-workers’ Conduct to Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation

Posted in NLRB
When employers investigate workplace misconduct, they often interview employees. Indeed, some investigations begin because of information provided by an employee. To help document its investigation, the employer will sometimes ask employees to provide written statements about the misconduct of other employees, and the employer might promise confidentiality of those statements. It is unfortunate, but also true, that employees… 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