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Dear Littler: Can A Boss Fire Someone for Off-Duty Political Activities?

by Littler on

Dear Littler: I saw one of my employees on the local news the other night participating in a political rally over the weekend. We try to maintain a tension-free workplace. Can I discipline him for this conduct? Can I at least...more

NLRB Says Individual Gripes About Wages are "Inherently Concerted" Activity

by Baker Donelson on

Many employers consider it appropriate to discourage employees from discussing compensation with their coworkers. Particularly in non-unionized environments, employers may not think twice before disciplining employees for...more

Facebook "Like" Button - Protected Activity? It Depends on What You "Like"!

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In an ever expanding arc of decisions that extends the NLRA’s protections to a wide range of employee conduct – both on-and off-duty, and in union and non-union settings alike – the NLRB last week decided that merely clicking...more

Email Policy Cannot Be Used To Squelch Protected, Concerted Activity

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Employers must ensure that their email policies advise employees of the appropriate use of email. ...more

Law 360 Quotes Proskauer Regarding Upcoming SOX Decisions

In a recent Employment Law 360 article (subscription required), Lloyd Chinn, co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group, commented on upcoming decisions from the Tenth and Third Circuit Court of Appeals that...more

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