Confidentiality Provisions in PoliciesConfidentiality provisions in policies are unlawful if the policy either prohibits, or the employees reasonably understand that it prohibits, the employees from discussing wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. For example, the following policy is troublesome to the NLRB: “Do not discuss customer or employee information outside of work, including phone numbers and addresses.” With this policy, the use of the term “employee information” is overly broad and could include employee’s wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment. … [Read more...] about Are Your Employment Policies Legal Under Current Federal Labor Law?
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Tracy cited more than 10 actions committed by Tesla and Musk that violated provisions of the Labor Relations Act and ordered remedies including backpay and reemployment for a the fired worker, the rescinding of rules that targeted union activity and a meeting at Tesla's Fremont plant where the company must give workers detailed notice of the labor violations. … [Read more...] about Tesla and CEO Elon Musk violated federal labor law, judge rules
The employee filed a charge under the National Labor Relations Act and, after the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge agreed that the termination was part of a "preemptive strike" to nip the rumors of disparate pay in the bud. However, the judge determined that since the charging party/employee had not yet engaged in concerted activity, the charge should be dismissed. … [Read more...] about NLRB Determines that “Preemptive” Firing Violates Federal Labor Law
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that it is a violation of federal labor law to require employees to sign arbitration agreements that prevent them from joining together to pursue employment-related legal claims in any forum, whether in arbitration or in court. … [Read more...] about Board finds that Certain Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Violate Federal Labor Law
The FLL also adds to the existing contracts for an indefinite term or specific project. Specifically, in order to allow “seasonal” employees to gain seniority, employers may now offer employment for an indefinite term for un-continuous work when the services required are for fixed and periodic tasks, in the cases of seasonal activities, or that do not require the provision of services throughout the entire week, month, or year. Under this arrangement, the employment relationship can be suspended during off periods in order to relieve the employer of wage payment obligations and the employee of any service obligations. … [Read more...] about Mexican Federal Labor Law Reform: What Companies Doing Business in Mexico Need to Know