A “sweeping new” NLRB ruling has significantly limited how employers may control employee use of employer-owned email systems. According to the NLRB’s new ruling, employees who have access to company-owned email systems do have the right to use such resources for the full spectrum of Section 7 concerted activities for mutual aid or protection, unless the employer can point to special circumstances justifying a ban on such use. In light of the Purple Communications ruling, employers should carefully review all policies restricting employee use of company-owned email systems and communications devices.
1190's Dana Barrett spoke to Polsinelli's Stan Hill about the impact on employers. Stan is a member of the firm's national Labor and Employment Practice.
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