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he Report of the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations
Board ("NLRB") identifies several common employee handbook
provisions that violate the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA").
Since the NLRA also applies to private/non-unionized employers, even
non-unionized companies should be encouraged to update their employee
handbooks. Specifically, any provision that could be interpreted as chilling the ability of an employee to engage in concerted activity to improve
working conditions may be illegal, according to the NLRB.
My top list of handbook policies that will be
scrutinized under the NLRB are as follows:
Video and Audio Surveillance
10. Employee Conduct Toward
Co-workers, the Company,
Supervisors and Third Parties
11. Use of Company Logos,
Copyrights, and Trademarks
12. Photography and Recording
13. Restrictions on Leaving Work
14. Conflicts of Interest
14 2016 MISHRM State Conference * Oct. 12-14
By James M. Reid,
Attorney, Maddin Hauser
Below are the top five
provisions I recommend
including in your employee
1. To prevent an employee from bringing
claims that are not in his/her individual
capacity (i.e. no class actions).
2. To require all claims to be arbitrated (to
avoid jury trials and prevent the allegations
from being in the public record)
3. To shorten the statute of limitations
period to 180 days (except for Fair Labor
Standards Act Claims) to bring a claim
against the employer.
4. To allow the employees to be monitored.
5. To give the employer rights to modify the
handbook at any time.
All information including registration is online at: www.mishrmconference.org
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