NJ Hospital Loses Uniform Battle Over Nurse Scrubs

Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey hospital violated federal labor laws when it failed to negotiate with a nurses' union before it changed its dress code to exclude hoodies and sweatpants, the National Labor Relations Board found Tuesday.

Administrative Law Judge Michael A. Rosas ruled that Salem Hospital Corp., the parent of the Memorial Hospital of Salem County, breached NLRB law when it didn’t respond to the union’s requests for information, and again when it unilaterally changed the company’s uniform policy, according to Tuesday’s decision.

The judge rejected the...
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