New Orleans School's Handbook Policies Illegal: NLRB Judge

Law360, New York (May 25, 2017, 2:21 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge on Wednesday struck several handbook policies covering teachers at a New Orleans charter high school, finding that rules that require them to voice gripes to management rather than colleagues and bar them from using social media during breaks, among others, violate labor law.

Administrative Law Judge Arthur J. Amchan found several of charter school operator Voices for International Business and Education Inc.’s rules could be read to infringe employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activity under the board's Lutheran Heritage ruling and several recent decisions applying that standard to social media, technology and confidentiality...

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