NLRB Gives Employers Leeway In 'Boeing' Handbook Rulings

Law360 (August 17, 2020, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has issued a spate of rulings in the last three months applying its revamped employee handbook rule test, greenlighting employer policies limiting what workers can post on their personal blogs and social media pages, restricting cellphone use at work, and more.

The test, laid out in a December 2017 ruling, makes it easier for employers to defend policies against claims that they violate federal law by suppressing worker organizing, replacing a test the Obama-era board wielded to strike down a variety of handbook rules. This growing body of case law applying the revamped test is much...

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