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Watershed NLRB Ruling Allows Employees to Use Employer Email for Union­-Related Communications

12.31.14

Mike Abcarian’s article “Watershed NLRB Ruling Allows Employees to Use Employer Email for Union­-Related Communications” was featured in Texas Lawyer on December 31, 2014.

In a significant departure from prior precedent, on Dec. 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in the Purple Communications case that employers cannot prohibit employees from using their employer's email systems during nonworking time in order to communicate about wages, hours and working conditions.

In the article, Mike examines how the NLRB’s ruling on the Purple Communications case has impacted the state of Texas.

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