NLRB Sets Forth New Rule Regarding Employee Use of Company Email During Non-Working Time

In an important 3-2 decision on December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held in Purple Communications that, except in very limited circumstances, Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) requires employers to open their corporate email systems to union organizing by employees and to discussions among employees about the terms…

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NLRB on College Athletics: Let’s Give them Something to Talk About

A National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) Decision, dated March 26, 2014, to allow a group of Northwestern University football athletes to  vote on whether or not they will be represented by a Union, the College  Athletes Players Association (“CAPA”), is being appealed with briefs due this summer.  In the meantime, the vote to unionize has occurred and…

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