Is It Time to Review Your Handbook Policies?
Earlier this month I posted about two decisions by the National Labor Relations Board finding employers’ workplace conduct policies and policies prohibiting recording people or confidential information in the workplace to be in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. You can read the post here. Although it has not even been a month, another employer’s policies are being scrutinized by the NLRB for several of its policies: social media, email, confidentiality, workplace conduct, use of computer systems, solicitation and distribution, outside employment and internet use. Policies that have typically been accepted as legally compliant are now under attack. If you have not had your handbook reviewed in the last year or so, it may be time.