NLRB Sets Sights On Work Rules Banning Wage Discussions

Law360, New York (June 6, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT) -- National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard F. Griffin Jr. said on Friday that stamping out “surprisingly ubiquitous” company policies that forbid workers from discussing compensation is at the top of his list of priorities when it comes to employee handbooks and workplace rules.

Former union lawyer and NLRB member Griffin, who took over as the agency's general counsel in November, touched on topics including employee handbooks and the ongoing Purple Communications Inc. case — which could lead to a reversal of the labor board's controversial The Register Guard decision from 2007 — during a labor conference at the New York...

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