NLRB Backs Reversal Of NJ Hospital's Dress Code Changes

By Joshua Alston (May 1, 2014, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey hospital on Thursday lost an appeal before the National Labor Relations Board, which affirmed an earlier determination that the hospital violated a collective bargaining agreement by unilaterally changing the hospital dress code, and ordered the hospital to compensate any employees adversely impacted by the change.

Salem Hospital Corp., the parent company of the Memorial Hospital of Salem County, lobbied the NLRB with the hope of overturning Administrative Law Judge Michael A. Rosas' September ruling that the hospital violated its contract with a union representing around 120 nurses by imposing a new dress code without bargaining with the union. ...

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