More Guidance for Employers on Crafting Lawful Employee Handbook Rules


During the Obama Administration, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted an aggressive approach to evaluating the legality of – and often striking down – employee handbook policies and rules, to the consternation of employers across the country.
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Think you can keep your internal investigations confidential? Think again.


Many employers have rules or policies directing employees who are involved in a workplace investigation to keep their conversations with investigators confidential and to refrain from discussing the matter with colleagues while the investigation is ongoing.
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Hospitals Must Allow Email Solicitations


In a decision issued last year (Purple Communications, Inc., 361 N.L.R.B. 126 (2014)), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that, barring special circumstances, an employer who allows its employees access to the employer’s email system must also allow its employees access to the email system, during non-working time, for solicitations authorized under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.
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