March 23, 2015
On March 18, 2015, the Office of the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board issued its “Report Concerning Employer Rules.” The 30-page report contains 8 broad areas of employer work rules typically found in handbooks, which have been found to violate the National Labor Relations Act. The report contains a comparison of rules which the Board has found unlawful with rules found to be lawful, and explains the Board’s reasoning. The 8 areas addressed in the report are:
  1. Rules regarding Confidentiality
  2. Rules regarding Employee Conduct toward the Company and Supervisors
  3. Rules regulating Employee Conduct towards Fellow Employees
  4. Rules regarding Employee Interaction with Third Parties
  5. Rules restricting Use of Company Logos, Copyrights and Trademarks
  6. Rules restricting Photography and Recording
  7. Rules restricting Employees from Leaving Work
  8. Rules regarding Conflicts of Interest

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