Avoiding Union Ire With Consistent Policy Enforcement

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 1:48 PM EST) -- Most hospital visitors have seen them — from nursing school pins to pictures of children, from advanced designations to "special messages" — and most health care providers allow them in some form.

They are the "accessories" that adorn an employee's identification badge. They can be informative and they can be cute, but, as a new decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) confirms, they can be problematic if not properly and consistently regulated.

In one of its final decisions before then-member Craig Becker's recess appointment...
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