The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency of the United States federal government created in 1935 as part of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board consists of five... more +
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency of the United States federal government created in 1935 as part of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board consists of five presidentially-appointed members, who are charged with overseeing union elections and hearing complaints of unfair labor practices under the NLRA.
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In 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) aggressively staked out positions on employment policies and practices prevalent in both union and nonunion workplaces. These issues include social media policies...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
My article entitled "NLRB eyes non union workplaces" discusses the NLRB's recent intrusion into non union workplaces. The NLRB is already limiting what employers can say in their social media policies. Now it is attempting to...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
Executive Summary: Following recent attacks on the employment at-will doctrine by one of the NLRB's Regions, the Board has stepped its position back somewhat, issuing two Advice Memorandums through its Associate General...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 NLRB Office of General Counsel issues refreshing (surprising? relieving?) advice memoranda backing off the position that any at-will disclaimer violates the NLRA, and stating that it is willing to evaluate each on a...more
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