An administrative law judge (“ALJ”) writing on behalf of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) reviewed the social media/on line communications policy of The Kroger Co. of Michigan, a retail grocery chain, in the context of an unfair labor practices complaint.  In the decision issued on April 22, 2014, the ALJ ruled that portions of

Again in the spotlight, the National Labor Relations Board punted the ball down field in a ruling that stunned the college sports world.  The NLRB Regional Director, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled last month that the Northwestern University scholarship football players were employees.  As employees, the players may vote to unionize.  The impact of this decision

The National Labor Relations Board did not appeal to the US Supreme Court two federal court decisions invalidating the NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule.  The rule would have required many private employers to display a pro-union notice of employee rights in the workplace.  This means most employers can now shelve the posters they printed in 2011.

In July 2012 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) issued its decision in Banner Health System and James A. Navarro essentially instructing those of us who conduct workplace investigations to avoid our standard “please keep what we discussed confidential”  admonition to witnesses lest we find ourselves and our clients in violation of