Trademarks and service marks are valuable in all areas of commerce, and health care is not an exception. Providers of health care-related goods and services rely upon trademarks and service marks to identify the sources of...more
It is a good, standard practice for employers to include a provision in their employee handbooks, where applicable, to clarify that the terms of employment in the handbook do not alter the at-will status of the employer’s...more
On October 31, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel issued two advice memoranda addressing at-will provisions in employee handbooks. In both cases, the NLRB concluded that the...more
At-will employment clauses in two employee handbooks did not violate employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act, according to advice memoranda issued last week by the National Labor Relations Board’s Acting...more
We have updated clients about recent cases from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that have invalidated employer at-will employment policies. ...more
Most employment agreements in California are for at-will employment. This means that the employer can terminate the employee at any time, with or without cause, so long as termination is not for a reason otherwise unlawful...more
The Board’s excruciatingly close scrutiny of employer policies continues as the agency looks for opportunities to expand its juridiction by rooting out all evil lurking in handbooks and other written employment policies....more
Advice memoranda describe limits of potential challenges to at-will employment policies under the NLRA.
On October 31, the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's or Board's) Division of Advice issued two memoranda...more
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has recently taken the position that two extremely common employer practices violate the rights of employees under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Virtually...more
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a number of recent opinions questioning and, in some instances, invalidating common employer practices and policies on the grounds of protecting employee rights under...more
Recent cases challenge at-will employment, confidentiality, dispute resolution, and social media policies in nonunion workplaces.
Over the last few years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken more...more
Appearing before a state bar association recently, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, said that the agency will seek to strike down at-will provisions in employment handbooks as...more
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