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NLRB’s relentless attack on employment policies continues

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by Susan Fitzke, Neil Goldsmith and Sarah Gorajski, Esqs., Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has steadily, aggressively increased its scrutiny of employment policies found in almost every employee handbook. Seemingly well-intentioned and generally accepted policies have been found to violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) because they are seen as chilling employee rights to engage in protected, concerted activity.

In March, NLRB General Counsel (CG) Richard Griffin issued a report addressing the intersection of common employment policies and the NLRA. While not binding, the report reveals likely NLRB enforcement priorities. Employers should take heed.

The GC’s report provides direction regarding the legality of some of the most frequently litigated handbook topics. Even for employers experienced with recent NLRB cases, there are surprises. The report describes ...(register to read more)

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