Webinar: New NLRB Guidance on Employee Handbooks - What Employers Need to Know and Why Prompt Action May be Necessary

April 30, 2015

A Complimentary Webinar Presented By Bond’s Labor and Employment Law Practice

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to attack many frequently used, and previously accepted, employment policies in both unionized and non-unionized settings. The NLRB's attacks are motivated by its belief that such policies interfere with employee rights to engage in protected, concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

In an attempt to clarify the basis for its aggressive enforcement, the NLRB’s General Counsel recently issued a report analyzing the lawfulness of certain employee handbook policies in the following subject areas:

  • Confidentiality
  • Professionalism and Employee Conduct
  • Use of Company Logos, Copyrights and Trademarks
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Photography and Recording
  • Interaction with the Media and Other Third Parties

The report, while helpful insofar as it provides employers with some concrete examples of policies deemed lawful by the NLRB (and many others deemed unlawful), nevertheless raises a number of issues for employers. This webinar will:

  • Discuss and analyze the lawful and unlawful policies in the NLRB report;
  • Discuss what steps may be necessary for employers to address the NLRB's aggressive enforcement efforts; and
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for employers in drafting and revising their policies