Posts Tagged ‘labor and employment law’

Are Your Employment Policies Too “Chilling?”

An increasingly proactive National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB“) has struck down several common workplace employment policies followed by many private employers. Primarily, this is due to the Board’s expansive interpretation of Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Section 7 of the NLRA gives employees the right to engage in protected concerted activities […]


Computer Abuse and Use: How Protected Are You?

If your company policies don’t adequately define employee parameters of computer access as well as usage, then your company may find itself losing to disgruntled employees who take or misuse company data.


Worker Classification Scrutiny Intensifies for Employers

The news for employers hasn’t been pretty this week. The Society of Human Resource Managers reports that the G-man, in the form of a Department of Labor (DOL) investigator, may show up unannounced at your door for a surprise inspection of your wage and hour records to make sure you have properly classified your employees.


Two New Employer Requirements!

NLRA Poster. No later than April 30, 2012, most private sector employers will be required to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The notice, Notice of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act, is available for downloading at


Background Checks – Minefield For The Unwary

Pepsi’s $3.13 million settlement with the EEOC over an overly broad background check policy should cause all employers who use such checks to re-evaluate their policies. While background checks can provide invaluable information to employers in the hiring process, if used improperly, they may be deemed tools of discrimination. As we discuss in our Talking […]


Feds Hang Up On Commercial Drivers

In a continued effort to reduce accidents from distracted driving, the federal government has banned as of January 3, 2012, all commercial motor vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile phones while driving.