In late 2017, the NLRB in Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154 (2017), established a new three category system for classifying various employer policies. The new system was designed to balance a “work rule’s negative impact on employees’ ability to exercise their Section 7 rights and the rule’s connection to employers’ right to maintain discipline … Continue Reading
The change in a presidential administration always brings changes to government agencies, including the NLRB, as new appointments are made reflecting the policy preferences of the administration. The NLRB is not immune to this change and it has been historical practice for the president to appoint three members from the party of the administration and … Continue Reading
The National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision in Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 356 N.L.R.B. No. 63 (2011) addresses several issues of importance to managers and labor law practitioners alike. First, the Board held that employees may secretly tape record meetings with their managers that they reasonably believe could result in discipline when (1) the employer has denied the employee the Weingarten right to … Continue Reading
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