Anthony L. Martin, shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
For the longest time, HR professionals have only paid attention to the decisions of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") if a union was representing their workforce. However, recent decisions of the NLRB have highlighted the Board's intent to ensure that the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act are enforced in both union and non-union settings alike. From notice posting requirements, to social media, to questioning handbook policies and corresponding arbitration provisions of non-union employers, to the pursuit of unfair labor practice charges brought by single employees for purported "concerted activities," the Board is increasing its presence in the workplace in a way that can no longer be ignored by non-union employers.
This session will focus on the effect recent Board decisions has had and will likely continue to have on the non-union workplace, with a particular emphasis on how all employers may need to revise their own employment policies.