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Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of November 7, 2011)
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of November 7, 2011) Occupy [Insert Your City] Is Coming to Town - Are You Prepared? Written by: John H. Douglas You might have to live under a rock not to have heard about... Read More

Employers Might Not “Like” This Protected Concerted Activity Decision
Posted on 26 Oct 2015 by Jon Hyman

Does the National Labor Relations Act protect the mere act of an employee clicking the “Like” button on Facebook? According to Triple D, LLC v. NLRB (2nd Cir. 10/21/15) [pdf] , the answer is yes [subscribers can access an enhanced version... Read More

Will the Chick-fil-A YouTube firing pass legal muster?
Posted on 7 Aug 2012 by Robin Shea

Wow! This story has it all Bullying! Chick-fil-A! Social media! Was this guy's YouTube post "protected concerted activity"? You decide. Adam Smith (no relation to that "invisible hand" guy ), chief financial officer... Read More

Reaching the 93%: NLRB launches webpage describing protected concerted activity
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Jon Hyman

When asked the type of law I practice, I always respond with "management-side labor and employment law." In reality, while I have many successful engagements under my belt in the world of traditional labor law, I am much more of an employment... Read More

The NLRB’s Dangerous Course: Arbitration Waivers and Protected Concerted Activity
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Jon Hyman

The NLRB has announced the filing of a complaint against 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., claiming that the company's requirement that its employees submit all employment-related disputes to individual arbitration violated federal labor law. According... Read More

Facebook Firings: The NLRB Does Not “Like”
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by Darrell VanDeusen

Some of you may recall the story of Heather Armstrong, the first person to get "dooced" (fired for blogging about her employer). The word "dooce" originated from Ms. Anderson's personal blog. According to a recent Wikipedia search... Read More

Now the NLRB says employers can't regulate threatening or offensive speech (this is getting ridiculous)
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Jon Hyman

Hopefully you're not getting tired of me railing against the National Labor Relations Board for its parade of opinions designed to undermine the rights of employers to regulate the workplace. As long as the NLRB keeps pumping out these opinions under... Read More