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Employee Handbooks are reference manuals for new and current employees on the policies and procedures of a particular employer. A comprehensive employee handbooks outlines expectations and obligations for both... more +
Employee Handbooks are reference manuals for new and current employees on the policies and procedures of a particular employer. A comprehensive employee handbooks outlines expectations and obligations for both employees and employers and is an important part of effective human resource management. A proper handbook contains detailed information on non-disclosure and conflict of interest obligations, work schedules, employee compensation and benefits, anti-discrimination policies, and codes of conduct to name a few. less -

What Does New Employee Handbook Standard Mean?

by Ruder Ware on

Attorney Bob Reinertson wrote recently about a decision of the National Labor Relations Board that significantly changed how the NLRB will review workplace policies and employee handbooks to determine whether they are in...more

WEB EXCLUSIVE December 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. December was no different,...more

More on the Trump NLRB and What it Means for Employers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In recent weeks we have commented on the spate of new pro-employer decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (the Board). These decisions, among others, have included: Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14,...more

Workplace Civility Legal Again

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Rules mandating workplace civility and protection of confidential business information — recently the target of the National Labor Relations Board — are lawful again....more

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement in Employee Handbook

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a court's decision finding an arbitration agreement is valid and enforceable even when located in an employee handbook containing a general disclaimer that the handbook is...more

II-25 – Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Employers in 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

From federal agency changes to anticipated developments in sexual harassment, paid leave, overtime, and marijuana use, this episode of Employment Law Now provides ten issues that employers should resolve to understand in the...more

New Year, New NLRB

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

As we enter the New Year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is under new leadership and has begun returning the nation to a more balanced labor policy. The NLRB is responsible for enforcing the National Labor...more

NLRB Acts Swiftly to Overturn Multiple Pro-Labor Decisions From Obama Era

It did not take long for the National Labor Relations Board to act on the advice of its new general counsel and upset multiple precedents put in place by the prior majority Democratic board. In a series of 3-2 decisions, the...more

Republican Majority at NLRB Brings Important Pro-Employer Decisions

by Genova Burns LLC on

The recent, temporary Republican majority at the NLRB brought several important changes to Board decisions issued during the Obama Administration. In early December Republican appointees of President Trump briefly held a...more

Recent Changes From The National Labor Relations Board Favor Employers

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued several opinions reversing Obama-era precedent. These changes are all employer-favorable and reduce the risk an employer’s policies or activities will be deemed...more

“M,” “F,” Or “X”? Nonbinary Gender Designations In The Workplace

by Fisher Phillips on

You are probably familiar with the concept of transgender status and, even if you haven’t already addressed such a situation at your workplace, you probably have a rough idea of how you would handle a situation involving an...more

New Year, New Employee Handbook: Rethinking Your Policies in the Wake of 2017

2017 has been quite a year, with ever-changing regulations, trends, and employee expectations at the local, state, and federal levels. In this environment of constant flux, an outdated employee handbook can leave an employer...more

A New Year's Resolution for Your Handbooks: Keep Your Arbitration Agreements Out

As the new year quickly approaches, it is a good time to review your company’s handbook and policies. One important issue to look for is whether your arbitration agreement is part of the handbook....more

NLRB Overrules Four Key Cases to End 2017 with a Bang

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The National Labor Relations Board isn't waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square. It's ushering in a new era, now. The new and short-lived Republican-appointed majority wasted little time reversing the course the Board...more

Dust Off Those Handbooks: NLRB Restores Sanity To Employment Policies

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Thirteen years ago the National Labor Relations Board issued its decision in Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646, which held that facially neutral work rules violated the National Labor Relations Act if employees...more

Don’t Like that NLRB Ruling? Just Wait, it May Change!

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

As 2017 and Chairman Phillip Miscimarra’s term drew to an end, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a flurry of decisions overturning several Obama-era NLRB decisions. Because Board members are...more

NLRB Changes Standard for Employer Handbook Rules

Earlier this week, we wrote how the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) gave an early Christmas present to employers by overturning the employee-friendly “joint employer” standard announced in 2015. This, however, was not...more

Reversing the Course: Changes Coming to the NLRB - The Board Reverses Course on Handbooks and Joint Employers While the General...

Peter B. Robb took over as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ("Board") on November 17, 2017, and soon after issued an official memorandum signaling his intention to reexamine Board precedent from the prior...more

The NLRB’s General Counsel Rescinds, Revokes and Questions

On December 1, 2017, two weeks after being sworn in, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued his first GC Memorandum. When the General Counsel’s office changes hands from one party to the other, some disruption is expected....more

The NLRB Announces a Major Reversal on Employee Policies and Handbooks

by Ruder Ware on

We have reported in blog articles and seminars in recent years on decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that invalidated employee policies and handbook provisions which sought, among other things, to promote...more

2018 Employment Handbook Review: 8 Key Policy Updates

by Winstead PC on

With the start of the new year right around the corner, it is the perfect time for employers to dust off their employee handbooks and consult with counsel on policy updates. Many policies remain the same year after year....more

The Trump N.L.R.B. Gift Giving Season

Acting just days before the term of Chairman Phillip Miscimarra ended on December 16, the National Labor Relations Board issued four decisions overturning landmark cases that expanded employee and labor union protections. In...more

The Pendulum Swings at the NLRB

by Murtha Cullina on

The National Labor Relations Board has always been known to be a political agency. However, the political nature of the Board has been heightened in the last several decades....more

I-23- Stunning End-Of-Year NLRB Developments: An Extensive Interview With Former NLRB Associate General Counsel Barry Kearney

by Cozen O'Connor on

Thought 2017 would end quietly? The month of December has seen several stunning decisions by the NLRB which impact Obama-era precedent, and which will impact employers and employees going forward in 2018. Joining this episode...more

Handbooks – NLRB Gives Some Control Back to Employers

by FordHarrison on

On December 14, 2017, in a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) overruled the “reasonably construe” standard it established in Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646 (2004), to determine...more

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