NLRB Agenda Threatens Employers, Lawmakers Told

Law360, New York (June 24, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board's review of cases involving employer email policies and joint employment standards could reverse decades of precedent and create uncertainty for employers, management-side labor lawyers said Tuesday at a congressional hearing.

Addressing the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, Jones Day of counsel G. Roger King said that in the past several months, the NLRB has undertaken reviews of cases against Purple Communications Inc. and Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. The Purple Communications case raises questions of whether employees should be allowed to use a company email system for union organizing purposes, while the Browning-Ferris...

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