NLRA, NLRB: Anticipated increased activity and requirements by the Board.

Anticipate a requirement by the National Labor Relations Board that employers post a notice about rights of employees, unionized or not, to discuss working conditions, pay, benefits unionization, safety, etc. These are not new rights, but apparently the Board has decided those rights need to be publicized...

How to Stay on the NLRB's "Friends" List

by Chrys A. Martin and Krista N. Hardwick You may recall that last November we told you about the Connecticut employer who faced NLRB charges for firing an employee who posted derogatory comments about the company on Facebook ( http://www.bullivant.com/Facebook-Not-Grounds-For-Termination ). Last week...

Darrell VanDeusen Discusses Social Media and the Workplace. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

On this edition, Darrell R. VanDeusen of Kollman & Saucier, P.A. in Timonium, Md. discusses legal restrictions on electronic communications and social media in the employment arena, recent caselaw, and what is different about the private sector. He also looks at a NLRB case involving an ambulance...

Unlawful to Fire Employee for Facebook Rant?

Editor: Heath H. Galloway Facebook is everywhere, and its implications for employers can be maddening. It is one thing to prevent your employees from using Facebook while they are at work, but what control do you have over what your employees say on Facebook when they are not at work? Can you discipline...

President Obama Details Possible Cuts to Federal Spending under Budget Control Act of 2011

On September 14, 2012, the President's Office of Management and Budget released a report on what the estimated impact of sequestration pursuant to Sequestration Transparency Act, as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, would be on January 2, 2013, should the Congress not agree upon a budget...