Employers Must Let Employees Use Employer Email for Protected Communications

The NLRB recently held that employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must presumptively be permitted by employers who have chosen to give employees access to their email systems.  In other words, if an employer permits employees to use company email in the course of their work, the employees must be… Continue reading Employers Must Let Employees Use Employer Email for Protected Communications

Starbucks Employee’s Obscene Outburst Protected by NLRA

Section 8(a)(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) prohibits an employer  from discriminating against an employee with regard to hiring, tenure, or any term or condition of employment for the purpose of encouraging or discouraging union membership.  Recently, the National Labor Relations Board found that Starbucks improperly terminated a pro-union employee who got into… Continue reading Starbucks Employee’s Obscene Outburst Protected by NLRA