Is the NLRB In Need of a Dictionary?

A recent decision by the NLRB has many employers (and their lawyers) up in arms. It has left me wondering whether maybe the Board needs a dictionary. In Banner Health Systems , 358 NLRB 93 (2012), the Board held that an employer's instruction to employees to keep information confidential during...

Overbroad At-Will Disclaimers and Confidentiality Requests Are Being Challenged in Non-Unionized Workplaces

As I have commented on the positions the National Labor Relations Board has taken on social media policies in the recent past , I figured this article would be of interest to my blog readers. Originally published in my firm's Workplace Word Newsletter , this article identifies the new trend in cases...

Six Tips to Increase Employee Trust of Internal Investigations

The most recent study of the nonprofit Ethics Resource Center concluded that an investigation process viewed as procedurally fair “substantially increases the chances that reporting employees will accept the [company’s] outcome.” Earlier this week, I wrote a post about the research...