Bruce’s Summary: It’s one thing to hear and/or read about individual changes the NLRB has and is continuing to make in the workplace that are having an impact on organizations regardless of whether they are union and non-union. The NLRB has focused this expansion under the concept of protecting any employee’s “concerted protected activity” rights and the author provides a list of 13 of the most recent areas the NLRB has focused its attention. If your organization is non-union, this article provides a good check list of items to review before revision of existing policies and/or procedures or issuance of any new policies and/or procedures for your organization.
A number of the items listed, if shown to be in violation through a NLRB investigation, according to the author can have a major negative impact on your organization and with the NLRB now having used its power to investigate some non-union organizations, policies and/or procedures should be reviewed, changed accordingly and followed-up with management training. If the policies and/or procedures are changed and no training is conducted a valuable asset is wasted in not giving your management teams the tools to effectively respond to employee questions and concerns. “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.”