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NLRB Invites Input On Using Employers' E-mail For Organizing

5.12.14

Steve Bernstein was quoted in the Society For Human Resource Management article entitled “NLRB Invites Input on Using Employers’ E-mail for Organizing."

The National Labor Relations Board expressed interest in overturning a decision that bars employees from using their employer’s e-mail for union organizing purposes on April 30, 2014, inviting briefs to address the following questions:

Register Guard extended an age-old doctrine about workplace solicitation and applied it to the virtual world,” according to Steve.

“That doctrine applies to e-mail as well,” he said. "If an employer treats it like a bulletin board with its use restricted to business purposes well before a union shows up, then it can restrict its use to business purposes."

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