Lawyers Weigh In On NLRB Employer Email Ruling

Law360, New York (December 11, 2014, 6:28 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday held that workers have a right to use their employers' email systems for non-business purposes including communicating about union organizing. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Purple Communications Inc. is significant.

Joel Barras, Reed Smith LLP

"In requiring companies to permit employee use of employer-provided email systems for non-work related communications, the NLRB once again elevated employee-protected activity over employer property rights. Not only will employees now have the ability to use their work emails in their efforts to unionize or discuss terms and conditions of employment with co-workers, an employer’s communication...

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