Social Media PoliciesThe NLRB will examine whether a social media policy is too broadly worded. For example, prohibiting employees from making disparaging comments about the company and prohibiting statements that are “disrespectful,” “inappropriate” or “unprofessional” can be considered too broad. The NLRB’s position is that policies must be more specific about the types of comments or conduct that is prohibited. For example, according to the NLRB’s General Counsel, the following language does a better job of eliminating ambiguity in the policy: … [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 case involved an investigation by the Company's Human Resource Consultant regarding employee rumors and dissatisfaction about alleged disparate pay. As part of the investigation, the HR consultant was advised by an employee that she had not yet discussed or complained to other employees about the issue, but was concerned about it. Several days later, the employee was fired. … [Read more...] about NLRB Determines that “Preemptive” Firing Violates Federal Labor Law
The decision examined one such agreement used by nationwide homebuilder D.R. Horton, under which employees waived their right to a judicial forum and agreed to bring all claims to an arbitrator on an individual basis. The agreement prohibited the arbitrator from consolidating claims, fashioning a class or collective action, or awarding relief to a group or class of employees … [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