NLRB Interpretations of Section 7 Continue to Expand
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to expand its interpretation of Section 7, reports the National Law Review. The NLRB recently ruled that employee discussions surrounding speculation of terminations are protected under the employee’s right to discuss workplace conditions. The NLRB has made broad moves recently to prohibit employment decisions based on employee discussions that take place physically in the office or through online channels, including discussions about wages.
From the National Law Review: The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been on a roll in recent years, protecting such employee activity as complaining on Facebook or even hitting the “Like” button. In the case of Sabo, Inc.¸ the NLRB recently ruled that letting other employees know about an open position and speculating on terminations falls within a category of concerted employee activity protected by the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
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