Webinar: A “Game-Changer” from the NLRB – New E-mail Access Rights for Employees

December 17, 2014

By: Andrew D. Bobrek

What Employers Need to Know NOW

11 - 11:45 a.m. EST
No cost
Presented by Andrew D. Bobrek

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued an extraordinary ruling, governing private-sector employees’ e-mail use in both non-unionized and unionized settings.

In Purple Communications, the NLRB ruled that employees have a presumptive right to use employer e-mail systems during non-working time to, among other things, discuss their terms and conditions of employment (wages, benefits, discipline, etc.) with co-workers and communicate about union organizing.

The Board’s ruling raises a number of significant issues for employers to consider carefully:

  • Which employees have a right to access employer e-mail systems while off-duty?
  • What boundaries and limitations, if any, may employers impose on this access?
  • What policy changes should employers consider making in response to Purple Communications?
  • How does the NLRB’s decision impact non-unionized employers?
  • What other potential issues – such as the lawfulness of e-mail monitoring – should be taken into consideration?

Andy Bobrek, one of Bond’s 63 management-side Employment Law attorneys, will address these issues and provide a brief overview of the NLRB’s game-changing decision.