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National Labor Relations Board Rejects Attempt to Expand Weingarten Rights

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision this year that serves as a reminder to employers about their responsibilities when an employee requests union representation during an investigatory interview (referred to as “Weingarten rights”).  See YRC Inc., d/b/a YRC Freight, 360 NLRB No. 90 (April 30, 2014).  In YRC Freight, the NLRB reiterated that an employer does not violate an employee’s Weingarten rights or rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) when it discontinues an interview … Continue reading

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NLRB Provides Legal Guidance on Weingarten Rights

A recent opinion issued by the NLRB’s Division of Advice (“Advice”) may effect employers with a unionized workforce.  Advice recently concluded that an employer did not violate an employee’s Weingarten rights when the employer searched a company vehicle driven by the employee.  Under Weingarten, an employee being interviewed may be entitled to union representation at the investigative meeting, if certain conditions are met.  The NLRB’s Division of Advice concluded that the vehicle search did not constitute an investigatory interview.  Thus, … Continue reading

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