Tag: National Labor Relations Act

employee Handbook
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Posted in Employee Handbook

The Benefit of Employee Handbooks (Plus a Tool to Help Craft One)

Stated simply, an employee handbook is one of the best ways to avoid misunderstandings; to ensure fair, consistent treatment of employees; and to help protect…

New NLRB Joint-Employer Test
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Posted in Labor Relations

Yet Another New NLRB Joint-Employer Test

Over the last decade, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a pattern of overruling itself in how it determines whether an entity can be…

How a Recent National Labor Relations Board Ruling Affects Workplace Rules, Employee Handbooks
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Posted in Employee Handbook Labor Relations

How a Recent National Labor Relations Board Ruling Affects Workplace Rules, Employee Handbooks

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and James Ward discuss the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling in…

Latest NLRB Decision Spotlights Employer Handbook Rules
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Posted in Labor Relations Workplace Policies

Latest NLRB Decision Spotlights Employer Handbook Rules

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new legal standard for evaluating employer handbook rules — raising the level of scrutiny…

Supreme Court Rules Employer Can Sue Union for Intentional Damage During Strike
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Posted in Labor Relations

Supreme Court Rules Employer Can Sue Union for Intentional Damage During Strike

On June 1, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled — in a near unanimous 8-1 opinion — that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) doesn’t…

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Posted in Discipline Labor Relations

NLRB Restricts Employers’ Ability to Discipline Employees for Outbursts

On May 1, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision, Lion Elastomers LLC II, that could make it more difficult to discipline…

Pay
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Posted in Compensation

No Pay Secrecy; Bona Fide Factors OK to Justify Pay Differences

We recently gave only one of our employees a merit-based raise after an excellent performance review and asked that employee not to tell others. The…

severance agreement
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Posted in Labor Relations

NLRB Restricts Use of Confidentiality, Non-Disparagement Provisions in Severance Agreements

On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an important decision that may affect employers’ use of confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in…

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Posted in Privacy

NLRB General Counsel Urges Board to Evaluate Employer Electronic Surveillance Practices

The federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees’ rights to engage in “concerted activities” with each other towards improving working conditions — a common…

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Posted in Compensation

Pay Transparent or Not? Either Way, Remember California’s Legal Requirements!

Pay transparency continues to be a hot-button issue in California as employers navigate a tough hiring and retention landscape — and while there are differing…