Labor Law Shields 'Captive' Meeting Tapes, NLRB Judge Says

Law360 (July 10, 2019, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge has ordered security company ADT to rehire two workers it fired for recording so-called captive audience meetings in the lead-up to a vote on whether to oust their union.

Administrative Law Judge John Giannopoulos said Tuesday that the recordings were protected union activity under the National Labor Relations Act, shooting down the company’s argument that workers Patrick Cuff and Mohammed Mansour violated Washington state privacy law.

“Neither Cuff nor Mansour violated Washington State law when they recorded the January 9 captive-audience meetings,” Judge Giannopoulos said. “And, because their recordings were not prohibited by Washington State...

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