'Chilling' Tales For Halloween From The NLRB

Law360, New York (October 28, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has been striking fear into employers' hearts by finding that common workplace policies could have chilling effects on workers' rights.

The board has recently shown in a series of decisions that it is not afraid to interpret federal labor law broadly to determine that a reasonable employee might understand a rule to restrict his right to engage in protected concerted activity with co-workers.

“The definition of reasonableness has changed a lot,” Leigh Tyson of Constangy Brooks & Smith said. “It is...
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