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Requiring Employee Confidentiality of Investigation is Unlawful, Says NLRB

Posted in Compliance, Policies & Notices, Labor Relations

In a prior post, I had discussed the importance of properly investigating allegations of sexual harassment.  Now, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has added a related issue to consider: When can employers prohibit employees from discussing ongoing investigations?  In its July 31, 2012 decision in Banner Health Systems, d/b/a Banner Estrella Medical Center and… Continue Reading

Social Media Induced Labor Pains

Posted in Labor Relations, Miscellaneous Employment

With greater frequency, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been exerting its authority over non-union employers.  I’d like to share an article that I co-authored with my colleague, Mike Leahy, for the Spring 2012 issue of Focus, our firm’s quarterly newsletter, about a few recent developments from the NLRB affecting non-union employers, resulting from the use of… Continue Reading

April 30 Union Rights Notice Posting Deadline on Hold

Posted in Compliance, Policies & Notices, Injunctions and Attachments, Labor Relations

In a prior post, we had reminded you that certain changes to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) regulations would become effective on April 30.  However, as of Friday, April 13, in a case brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. District Court of South Carolina decided to strike down the requirement to… Continue Reading

Important April 30 Changes in National Labor Relations Act Regulations

Posted in Compliance, Policies & Notices, Labor Relations, Miscellaneous Employment, Supervisor Training

NOTE:  Some changes have occurred since this entry was originally posted.  Please see new post from April 18, 2012 for an update. On April 30, 2012, a number of major changes to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) regulations will take effect and businesses, especially those that are not unionized, should take heed.  While many… Continue Reading

Three Employment Claims to Avoid in 2012

Posted in Compliance, Policies & Notices, Hiring, Labor Relations, Miscellaneous Employment, Separations, Layoffs & Terminations, Supervisor Training, Wage & Hour

Most employment claims can be avoided by simply being aware of what the law requires.  Here are three recurring issues which plaintiffs’ class action attorneys and government agencies are targeting across the country and which can be easily avoided by taking action now. 1.  Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)… Continue Reading