Protected Concerted Activity Costco

The phrase "Protected Concerted Activity" refers to certain protected activities specified in the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Under the NLRA, covered employees may join together to improve... more +
The phrase "Protected Concerted Activity" refers to certain protected activities specified in the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Under the NLRA, covered employees may join together to improve their wages and working conditions. If employees are engaged in "protected concerted activity" and suffer adverse employment consequences, such employees may seek redress under the NLRA, whether or not they are members of a union.  less -
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Social Media in the Workplace – Employers Must Now Comply With Strict NLRB Oversight

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or the “Act”), 29 USC § 157, protects both union and non-union employees who form, join and assist labor unions, participate in collective bargaining, and engage in “other...more

Social Media Policies And The NLRB: What Employers Need To Know

Social media policies. Chances are your company has one, is in the process of drafting one, or is worried about not having one. Employees continue to gripe about their jobs and their bosses on Facebook, as states like...more

NLRB Issues Pair of Decisions Limiting Employer Discipline and Policies Regarding Social Media

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a pair of decisions helping to clarify the limits on employers’ ability to (1) discipline employees for their social media activities and (2) implement confidentiality...more

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

Labor Pains for Employers: NLRB Delivers Twin Employee-Friendly Decisions on Employer Social Media Policies

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued two rulings on employer social media policies that can be construed as favorable to employees. As a result, it is recommended that employers take the time to specifically...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

First NLRB Decisions on Social Media Give Employers Cause to Update Policies, Practices

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued its first two rulings on employer social media policies and its first ruling on an employee’s termination due to posts on Facebook. These rulings are significant for...more

Social Media Policies in the NLRB's Crosshairs

Between the summer of 2011 and the spring of 2012, the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Lafe Solomon, published three Advice Memos that expressed his views on the application of the...more

NLRB Finds That Employer Lawfully Fired Employee Over Facebook Posts, But Its Courtesy Policy Violated The NLRA

On October 1, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued another decision addressing the intersection between the National Labor Relations Act (the Act), social media, and handbook policies prohibiting...more

NLRB Strikes Down Employee Handbook Language and Issues First Social Media Decision

Continuing its aggressive foray into nonunion workplaces, the NLRB has weighed in on social media and employee handbook issues, finding certain language to be unlawful under Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations...more

Social Media Policies under Attack by the NLRB

In its first-ever decision on an employer's social media policy, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found Costco Wholesale Corp.'s policy to be overly broad and unenforceable in the case Costco Wholesale...more

Revise Your Social Media Policy If It Says This

If you have a provision similar to the one below in any of your employee agreements, handbooks, etc. or are considering including one, make sure you read the rest of this article....more

NLRB to Costco: Your Social Media Policy Needs a Do-Over

There is no denying that the NLRB has recently devoted significant attention to employee’s use of social media. Since August 2011, the Board’s Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, issued three reports outlining his view of...more

The NLRB Knocks Costco's Rule Regarding Employees' Use of Social Media Down to Size!.

The National Labor Relations Board agrees with the Agency's General Counsel—blanket rules and policies that prohibit employees from making online statements that are "damaging" to their employer violate the National Labor...more

NLRB Strikes Down Overbroad Rules, Nixes Social Media Policy

A recent decision from the NLRB illustrates the importance of carefully reviewing your work rules and policies to assure that the mere maintenance of a rule does not end up being an unfair labor practice. In Costco Wholesale...more

NLRB Mandates Wholesale Changes to Costco's Social Media Policy

There is no denying that the NLRB has recently devoted significant attention to employee’s use of social media. Since August 2011, the Board's Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, issued three reports outlining his view of...more

Definition Of “Concerted Activity” Continues To Be Construed Broadly By The NLRB

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a number of decisions restricting the ways in which employers can limit employee electronic communications, even when those communications may damage the company...more

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