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Lareau on NLRB Decision in New York New York

In 2001, the NLRB held that a hotel/casino had violated the NLRA by refusing to allow Ark's off-duty employees to handbill the hotel's customers at the entrance to the hotel and at the entrances to Ark's restaurants. In March 2011, the NLRB, split 3-1, again concluding that the hotel/casino's...

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...

POLITICS AT WORK: Employer Dos, Don'ts, and Be Very, Very Carefuls

After Tuesday night's rather -- intense -- Presidential debate , it was fun to watch Gov. Romney and President Obama good-naturedly tease each other at the Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner to benefit Catholic Charities of New York. With two and a half weeks to go until election day ( November...

2 tips to help your social media policy withstand NLRB scrutiny

Notwithstanding three social media advice memoranda , and another ruling from the National Labor Relations Board slamming Costco's social media policy , you'd think employers would have a better idea how to revise their social media policies so as not to risk violating the National Labor Relations...

Has the NLRB “Jumped the Shark”?

by Todd L. Sarver To wax nostalgic for a moment, recall the halcyon times when "Happy Days" was a sitcom favorite. Fonzie, Richie, Joanie, Ralph, Potsie and the crew congregated at Arnold's Drive-In, drank milkshakes and listened to the jukebox. But alas, all good things must come...