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NLRB Says Portions of Hospital Policy on Dress and Grooming Standards Invalid

Posted in Employee Handbooks
Recently, the NLRB held in a 2-1 decision that a California hospital’s policies barring employees from wearing unapproved pins or badge reels violated the NLRA.  Interestingly, the NLRB did not cite its new Boeing test in either the majority or dissenting opinions. At issue were two hospital policies impacting the wearing of union insignia. The… Continue Reading

Policies on Employee Appearance and Social Media Use Declared Unlawful

Posted in Employee Discipline, NLRB
Recently, the NLRB, in a three-member panel of Chairman Pearce (D) and Members Hirozawa (D) and Johnson (R), ruled on more employee handbook provisions covering an expanse of topics including social media, employee conduct, and dress and grooming. In Boch Imports, Inc., the NLRB determined that the employer, a car dealer, violated the NLRA by… Continue Reading

Busted! NLRB Finds Employer’s Prohibition of Sticker Unlawful

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and James Pauley III A healthcare employer with six different locations recently found itself in hot water after banning employees from wearing stickers with the word “BUSTED” in bright red lettering; the NLRB found that the prohibition violated the NLRA. The employer banned the stickers in patient care areas in four of its… Continue Reading