Courtesy Policy

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Labor Letter, January 2013: Has The NLRB Outlawed Courtesy?

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has attracted attention in recent years for its scrutiny of employer rules and policies regulating conduct of employees – including employees who are not represented by unions or...more

The Top 10 Things That Every Business Owner Should Do At Year-End

As a business owner, all year you have likely been running around acting as manager, developer, business generator, marketer, human resource manager and administrative assistant. Given the numerous roles, it is often tough...more

NLRB Tackles Social Media Policies and a Firing Related to a Facebook Posting

This article addresses two recent National Labor Relations Board decisions. The first found the electronic posting rules of Costco Wholesale Corp. overly broad. The second found a “courtesy rule” of car dealership Karl Knauz...more

NLRB Decisions Continue to Proscribe Social Media and Other Policies If They Could Arguably Be Construed to Limit Protected...

Employers that have or are considering instituting social media or civility policies may want to pay attention to two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB; the Board) decisions issued in September 2012....more

Does the NLRA really Protect A Worker's Right to Be Rude? The NLRB Thinks So!

What a year it’s been for the National Labor Relations Board! Under the guise of preserving workers’ rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which includes the broad right “to engage in [ ] concerted...more

NLRB Addresses Knauz BMW’s Hot Dog Situation in its Second Decision Regarding Social Media

On September 28, 2012, the National Labor and Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued its second decision involving an employee’s use of social media. ...more

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