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COURTS ORDER REINSTATEMENT FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ENGAGED IN OFFENSIVE AND PROFANE SOCIAL MEDIA CONDUCT TOWARDS THEIR EMPLOYER

Over the last several years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has issued several decisions overturning employer discipline for employee conduct on social media.  In a recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court upheld the NLRB’s decision and ordered reinstatement for employees who posted a profane comment and approved an offensive post about their employer.  This appeals court decision contains some important warnings for employers who are considering discipline for employees’ negative social media conduct. … Continue reading

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NLRB Issues Final Rule on Union Ambush Elections

The National Labor Relations Board (3-2) issued its final rule regarding representation elections on December 12, 2014.  The final rule takes effect April 14, 2015.  Among other changes, the final rule requires employers to provide a list of eligible voters to the NLRB and the union within two days following the direction of an election.  This list must include not only employees’ names and home addresses, but also their personal phone numbers and email addresses (if available). The new rule … Continue reading

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