NLRB Judge Holds that Company Dress Code Interferes with Employees' Rights under the NLRA

Alma Products Company produces component parts for automobiles and has a unionized workforce. In 2012, during a contentious bargaining period for a new contract, employee Mark Gluch wore a t-shirt that depicted a ball and chain with the word "SLAVE" written on it. The shirt itself had been...

Tread Lightly If Banning Workplace Gossip, Says NLRB Judge

I recently came across a blog post that answered the question of how to deal with workplace gossip . One solution you might want to avoid is a policy banning it outright, at least according to the recent opinion of an NLRB Administrative Law Judge in Laurus Technical Institute [pdf] . Laurus distributed...

Hypothetical Violations Doom Employer Confidentiality Policy

A few months ago I posted on the NLRB’s veto of a workplace confidentiality policy . Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere. At issue in Flex Frac Logistics v. NLRB [ an enhanced...