Human Resources News & Insights

Workers complaining about pay? What you can’t say to them now

There are three phrases you and your managers must be careful NOT to say to employees who walk off the job complaining about pay or scheduling. 

Clicking ‘Like’ button now protected activity under national labor law?

Here’s yet more evidence of how hard it is for employers to control what employees say about them on social media.  The latest blow: A federal appeals court in New York City has ruled that clicking the “Like” button on Facebook can be protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act. 

NLRB fails to apply ‘common sense,’ gets smackdown in court

This new court ruling is a clear shot across the bow of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 

NLRB: Employees can have their protest – and free BBQ, too

It appears the minimum wage fight has hit the BBQ belt – and one Kansas City employer just got sauced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 

The ‘crisis’ in the NLRB — and what it means for HR

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been a thorn in HR’s side for some time now — and things might get even more confusing if the Supreme Court gets involved.

New twists in the saga of the Orange Shirts Massacre

Remember that story about the law firm that fired 14 people simply because they were all wearing orange shirts? Well, it appears it wasn’t quite as cut-and-dried as it seemed.

What? Bad hair day ends in NLRA violation

A supply clerk at a long-term care facility in North Carolina couldn’t “do anything with her hair,” so she wore a hat to work. And that started a process that ended with her employer being found in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.

Really? Workers vote out union, but NLRB says it can stay

The majority of a company’s employees voted against union representation, but the NLRB says they can’t kick the union out. Why? Because an angry manager made some not-so-smart comments.

New bill would help employers fight off unions

Ever suspected a union organizer was in your midst? New legislation just introduced in Congress may give employers the power to terminate certain organizers.

Got a giant rat outside? It’s cool, NLRB says

Picture this: There’s been no talk of union organizing at your company. Yet a 16-foot inflatable rat has been placed outside your building to protest the fact that you’ve hired a non-union contractor. What do you do?