Employee Use of Company E-Mail and Monitoring Employee E-MailThe NLRB will presume that employees who have rightful access to their employer’s e-mail system in the course of their work also have a right to use the e-mail system to engage in Section 7 protected communications on non-working time. This means that if your employees have access to the e-mail system, they can use the e-mail system to discuss union-related issues, so long as they do so on non-working time. Employers can in unusual circumstances impose some restrictions, such as a ban on sending mass e-mails. But, the employer has the burden of showing that limitations are necessary (for example, that mass e-mails disrupt the server) and that limitations are consistently and uniformly enforced. … [Read more...] about Are Your Employment Policies Legal Under Current Federal Labor Law?
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The violations included a 2018 tweet from Musk's personal account that said nothing was stopping employees from voting, "but why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare." … [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
WagesBack wages has been an issues of great concern to small and medium-sized businesses. Currently, the prolonged duration of labor trials is the cause of massive economic liabilities due to the accumulation of back wages. Therefore, new FLL limits the accumulation of back wages to 12 months. Once that period has concluded, a monthly interest rate of 2% will be generated on 15 months of the employee's monthly wage, which are to be paid once the process has concluded. Additionally, under the new law, the accrual of back wages will be suspended if the worker has died. … [Read more...] about Mexican Federal Labor Law Reform: What Companies Doing Business in Mexico Need to Know