Labor Letter - July 2011

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In This Issue:

- The Labor Board Is Giving Employees More Rights To Complain By D. Albert Brannen And Brian Herman (Atlanta)

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) grants employees the right to “engage in…concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.” (emphasis added). This broad statutory language leaves room for subjective interpretation, and, over the years, the courts and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have refined the standard for what conduct is considered “concerted.”

- Hitting The Reset Button At Work By Tillman Coffey (Atlanta)

If you have ever attended an employment law seminar or a management training class, you have no doubt heard the speaker extol the virtues of consistency when dealing with employees. Consistency provides your employees with clear direction and minimizes uncertainty. Once your employees know what you expect, they are more likely to meet those expectations without the need for discipline....

- Fisher & Phillips Files Comment On NLRB Proposed Rulemaking

Taking a stand for employers, Fisher & Phillips LLP filed an official Comment with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) about proposed rulemaking that could be burdensome for employers. The NLRB has proposed a rule requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Employers whose workplaces fall under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) would be required to post the employee rights notice....

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