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The National Labor Relations Act and the Rights of Non-Union Employees

In recent years the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has begun applying provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), to non-union employers.  In particular, the NLRB has successfully applied Sections 7 and 8 of the NLRA to compel the reinstatement with back pay of employees who have criticized their employer on social media and to invalidate employer policies which would “reasonably tend to chill employees in the exercise of their Section 7 rights” to engage in concerted action.

James Moss has a good summary in the Federal Lawyer here.  As his article points out, an employer’s right to terminate even non-union employees who publicly criticize their employer or complain about their working conditions is now tightly restricted under federal labor law.

© 2/20/2014 Lawrence B. Hunt of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.

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