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National Labor Relations Board Hiring & Firing Protected Concerted Activity

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... 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.    less -
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

NLRB Publishes Advice Memo Finding that Company Maintained Unlawfully Overbroad Work Rules But Did Not Violate NLRA By Discharging...

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The NLRB’s Division of Advice recently released an Advice Memorandum finding that a security company’s work rules were unlawfully overbroad, but that the company did not violate the National Labor Relations...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

NLRB Says Griping About Clients Is Not Protected Concerted Activity

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protects employee “concerted activity.” Concerted activity means two or more employees engaging in discussions or actions intended to address terms and conditions of employment....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - April 2019 #3

EEO-1 Update. Like an army of frozen zombies descending on the North, the EEO-1 wage collection matter will not die, and its arrival is becoming more imminent with each passing day. On April 16, 2019, the U.S. District Court...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

NLRB Reins In Prior Expansive View Protected Concerted Activity

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“So, two guys walk into a bathroom…” No, seriously, this case is about two co-workers who walked into a bathroom. While in the bathroom, Employee A complained to Employee B that a former client had been dropped back in his...more

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NLRB Reigns In The Definition Of Concerted Activity

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The NLRB has overturned a previous decision defining any employee’s protest in a group setting as protected concerted activity. In Alstate Maintenance, the Board has sought to adhere to the principles...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Top Five Labor Law Developments For January 2019

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1.The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reinstated its pre-2014 standard for determining whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee. SuperShuttle DFW, Inc., 367 NLRB No. 75 (Jan. 25, 2019). The NLRB...more

Fisher Phillips

January 2019: The Top 16 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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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 have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

Employee’s Complaint About Low Tippers Not Protected Concerted Activity, NLRB Majority Rules

The right of employees to band together for purposes of bringing grievances to their employer is at the very core of the National Labor Relations Act, as embodied in Section 7. This right is called protected concerted...more

Cozen O'Connor

III-38- Part 2 on Employee Marijuana Use and Two Key NLRB Developments

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This episode presents Part 2 of 2 on workplace issues when employees use marijuana, and also discusses two significant developments from the NLRB involving independent contractors and individual employee gripes....more

Polsinelli

Gripe No More: NLRB Reverses Controversial Protected-Activity Precedent

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On January 11, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“Labor Board” or “NLRB”) overturned an Obama-era Labor Board decision that held that complaints made in front of colleagues always constitute protected concerted...more

Fisher Phillips

Labor Board Makes It Harder For Employees To Claim Their Complaints Are Protected

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In a 3-1 ruling that should be hailed by employers across the country, the National Labor Relations Board just made it harder for employees to successfully claim that their workplace gripes constitute protected concerted...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

NLRB Limits Definition of 'Concerted' Activities by Employees

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will find a violation of federal labor law when employees are disciplined or discharged for engaging in protected concerted activities. The key element is that employees must be...more

Cozen O'Connor

II-34- Ten Things You Missed From Summer 2018

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We're back! This brand new episode addresses the 10 developments you may have missed from this past summer of 2018, including employees secretly recording the workplace, new non-compete legislation, the unstoppable #MeToo...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Will Filing A Class Action Continue To Be Protected Concerted Activity?

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The National Labor Relations Board will reconsider whether an employer can discipline an employee for the act of filing a class action, which has long been held to be protected concerted activity under the National Labor...more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

NLRB Rejects “Constructive Denial of Transfer” and “Threat” Theories of Unfair Labor Practice Liability

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As we hurtle toward Labor Day, and the probable onslaught of decisions, and as NLRB Member Pearce’s tenure ends on August 27, the Board has been issuing a steady stream of cases. Many of these appear to be garden variety type...more

Franczek P.C.

NLRB Upholds Employee’s Use of Offensive Language in Protest of Employer’s Overtime Policy

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In Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled in a 2-1 decision that the employer unlawfully discharged an employee who had written “whore board” on an overtime sign-up...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Facebooking Misappropriated Employer Form Is Not Protected Activity

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On June 11, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) Division of Advice applied the Board’s new Boeing standard for assessing employer policies. The Division advised that an employer did not violate the NLRA when it...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Employee’s Vulgar Comment To Manager During Staff Meeting Was Not Protected Under The NLRA

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The ALJ found that the employer did not violate the Act where it terminated an employee for using vulgar language during a staff meeting in efforts to undermine the general manager’s managerial authority....more

Fisher Phillips

“Personal” Pizza: Employee’s Individual Gripe Not Protected Under The NLRA

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A recent decision by a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge has re-affirmed that “personal gripes” made by employees are unprotected by federal labor law. This decision comes from the NLRB’s regional office...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | May 2018 #4

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Advocacy Groups Urge Senate to Support NOSB - A group of advocacy organizations has sent a letter asking the leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry to “fully support organic agriculture in the...more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

Thorough Employer Investigation Helps Establish Employer’s “Honest Belief” of Employees’ Picket Line Misconduct

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The Board is now operating at a full complement and is issuing decisions on a fairly regular basis. Nothing earth shattering in terms of law (which is kind of a relief) but there are some interesting issues worth discussing....more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

NLRB Finds Cocktail Waitress Was Illegally Fired For Voicing Workplace Complaints

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Seyfarth Synopsis: NLRB affirms ALJ’s ruling finding that a cocktail bar waitress was illegally fired for voicing workplace concerns during a staff meeting....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Labor Board Back to Five Member Composition – What Obama-Era Precedent Is Next on the Chopping Block?

On April 11, 2018, former management lawyer John Ring was confirmed via a 50-48 party-line vote to serve on the five-member National Labor Relations Board (“Board”). Ring will replace Chairman Marvin Kaplan, another member of...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Employee’s Improper Access To Secured Area Outweighs Right To Engage In Concerted Activity, NLRB Finds

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The National Labor Relations Board has held that an employee lost the protection of the National Labor Relations Act when he improperly accessed a secure area of the employer’s hotel, even though he did so in order to engage...more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

Impulse Control? NLRB Finds Employee’s Misconduct To Be Deliberate and “Predetermined” and Not Protected

The past few weeks on the Labor Board front have been fairly routine, save for, of course, the high drama associated with the NLRB reversing its own decision (lest anyone think this is a super significant development,...more

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