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NLRB’s Actions in 2012 Highlight Critical Labor Issues for Nonunion Employers

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

Will The NLRB's Protection Of Water Cooler Conversations Trump A Company's Right To Keep Its Investigations Confidential?

Over the past year, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a series of decisions that have significantly expanded the rights of non-supervisory employees, including non-unionized employees, to discuss information that...more

Employer's Routine Requests to Employees to Keep Internal Investigation Matters Confidential Found Unlawful by NLRB

On July 30, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that a non-union employer’s practice of routinely advising its employees not to discuss ongoing internal investigation matters with their coworkers violated...more

The NLRB Requires "A Legitimate and Substantial Justification" for Employer Confidentiality Requests

In its latest stroll through non-unionized employers' backyards, the NLRB has overturned one of its own Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ's) rulings concerning an employer's routine request that the employees involved in...more

NLRB Tries to Lift Cone of Silence

Recent editions of Foley’s Legal News: Employment Law Update have explained that all employers — even those without a unionized workforce — must take care to avoid unwittingly being subject to unfair labor practice charges...more

Mum's Not Necessarily the Word: NLRB Complicates Employers' Internal Investigations

In a ruling that affects both union and non-union employers, the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer must establish a specific legitimate business justification for requiring employees to maintain...more

NLRB Maintains Focus on Workplace Policies: Board Holds That Request That Employee Not Discuss Employer's Ongoing Investigation...

The National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) has ruled, in Banner Health System d/b/a Banner Estrella Medical Center, 358 NLRB 93 (July 30, 2012), that an employer may violate the National Labor Relations...more

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