Purple Communications Assails NLRB Email Decision

Law360, New York (May 14, 2015, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board's blockbuster December ruling that gave workers a green light to use work email for labor-law-protected purposes was erroneous and at odds with decades of precedent, Purple Communications said Wednesday, challenging an NLRB judge's decision from March.

In overruling its 2007 Register Guard holding that employees had no statutory right to use employer email systems for organizing activities protected by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, the labor board remanded the Purple Communications case for Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas to rule on the company's electronic communications policy in light of the board's new stance....

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