NLRB Upholds Newspaper’s E-mail Policy

Law360, New York (January 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that businesses can prohibit their workers from using the office e-mail system to spread information about union activities.

In a 3-2 decision announced on Dec. 21, the NLRB found that the Register-Guard, a daily newspaper in Eugene, Ore., with a circulation of about 70,000, did not violate any law by establishing a rule against the use of computer resources for “non-job-related solicitations.”

The three-member majority pointed to a pair of earlier cases involving employer bulletin boards in which the...
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