Protected Concerted Activity

Continuing a trend we’ve reported on in previous blog posts, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently handed down yet another decision expanding the protections afforded to employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

In Sabo, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 81, the NLRB held that Sabo, a vending-machine servicing company, illegally terminated

If You Can’t Say Anything Nice….NLRB General Counsel Releases New Report on Employee Handbook RulesThe National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel released a report on recent case developments on March 18 involving employee handbook conduct restrictions. The stated purpose was to focus on rules that may have a chilling effect on protected concerted activity. Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act defines concerted activity as when two

The majority’s Purple Communications ruling effectively gives employees a statutory right to use employer email systems for non-business purposes, including union organizing. In shifting the balance toward greater employee rights, the majority brushed aside as irrelevant the fact that today’s employees already have many other options, such as personal electronic devices and social media, that

The NLRB recently decided that ConAgra Food’s discipline of Janette Haines for violating the non-solicitation policy was unlawful, even though Haines engaged in a union-related discussion, and her discussion prompted another employee to stop working during work time.

Here is the NLRB’s version of the facts: Haines, an active and open union supporter, was in

NLRB:  Facebook “Like” is Protected, Concerted Activity under the Labor ActThe NLRB recently issued another case on employer social media policies, ruling that clicking Facebook’s “Like” button can constitute “protected, concerted” employee activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

A former employee of Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, a non-union employer in Watertown, Connecticut, was upset that Triple Play’s owners had under-withheld her