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...

It’s Okay to “Gossip” in the Workplace, as Long It’s Not “Negative,” Says the NLRB

Earlier this year , I noted that the NLRB is starting to examine workplace gossip policies. Last week, the NLRB reminded us of the importance of avoiding broad-based prohibitions on workplace communications. In Hills & Dales General Hospital [pdf] [ an enhanced version of this decision is available...