That much-discussed National Labor Relations Board poster — you remember, the one that will tell your employees how to unionize — faces a new court challenge.
Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s issue: Managers making comments about their workplace on social networks.
Happy news from the National Labor Board: Posting obscene comments on Facebook and then asking an employer to “FIRE ME … Make my day” does not fall into the category of protected activity under federal law.
Here’s another ruling that further clarifies the National Labor Relations Board’s stance on employer policies concerning employees’ use of social media.
The future of the union-friendly Employee Free Choice Act may be uncertain. But it’s pretty clear that organized labor has some new friends in high places following President Obama’s two recent appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
There’s been plenty of criticism on how the Affordable Care Act is hurting businesses now and how it will do so in the near future. But a new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offers a 10-year outlook that is perhaps the worst criticism of the law yet.
As expected, the National Labor Relations Board’s proposal to streamline the union voting process drew both sharp criticism and strong support in a recent hearing before the House Education and Workforce Committee.
Quick tip: An oral complaint about an alleged employment law violation is just as valid as an official, written one.
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.
Following the NLRB’s recent ruling that Northwestern University football players are “employees” of the school, should they be paying taxes on their scholarship money?
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made a lot of waves for not standing during national anthem performances. And it has led a lot of employers to ask: Can workers who engage in such political protests be punished? Here’s the answer.
A federal judge has ruled that workers who’ve entered this country illegally have the same right to sue for overtime pay as any other workers.
Most employers have policies against personal use of the company’s e-mail system, but rarely enforce them strictly. That could cause problems in cases where the employer does decide to take action.
Picture it: In a meeting with his supervisor concerning commission rates and break times, a used car salesman loses it, calling the supervisor “f@#$ing mother f@#$,” a “f@#$ing crook” and an “a@#hole.” Then he warns the boss that if he’s fired, the boss would “regret it.”
Here’s a case that shows how potentially dangerous the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) agenda really is. Besides making it easier for unions to organize, it’s issuing rulings that contradict the guidance put forth by other federal agencies.
Some companies use an anti-fraternization policy to keep their workplaces fair and productive. If you’re one of them, watch out for this legal pitfall.
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