Posts Tagged ‘National Labor Relations Act’

Recent NLRB Advice on Employer Policies, Arbitration Agreements

On June 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released two advice memoranda addressing common employment policies and arbitration agreements. Social Media, Confidentiality and Personal Device Policies In a memo originally issued in August 2018, several policies contained in the Coastal Industries, Inc. employee handbook were considered unlawful under the […]

27 Jun 19 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB Poised to Revisit Joint Employer Standard

As the saying goes, history often repeats itself as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) demonstrates. In May, NLRB Chairman John F. Ring announced that the Board will address, once again, the standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). However, this time the NLRB will use the rulemaking process. […]

20 Jun 18 - Labor Relations - Erika Frank - No CommentsRead More »

Drivers misclassified as independent contractors.

NLRB Advice Memo: Independent Contractor Mistake is an NLRA Violation

State and federal enforcement agencies continue to crack down on the misclassification of independent contractors. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of General Counsel released an Advice Memorandum, which concluded that an employer’s misclassification of employees as independent contractors “interfered with and restrained” employees Section 7 rights. This is a new and expanding […]

26 Sep 16 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization

A split National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that employees can use employer email systems during non-working times to communicate about wages, working conditions and other protected concerted activity, including union organizing. The decision applies only if an employer has granted the employees access to email for their jobs. (Purple Communications, 361 NLRB No. […]

16 Dec 14 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »