On July 30, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (Board), issued a decision on the legality of an employer rule that prohibited employees from engaging in “illegal” strikes. The Board decision on this issue is of significant importance for employers. Click here to continue reading.
Employers frequently ask if they can maintain rules requiring employees to keep the contents of their employment handbooks confidential. In a recent memorandum, the General Counsel (GC) (Division of Advice) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concludes that such rules are unlawful, as they interfere with the employees’ rights to discuss handbook policies regarding terms […]
Arbitration Agreement Contained in Employee Handbook and Signed During Pending Class Action Is Invalid
On April 20, 2018, the California Court of Appeal, in the case Nguyen v. Inter-Coast International Training, Inc., held that an arbitration agreement contained in an employee handbook was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable. In that case, after a wage and hour class action was filed and certified against the employer, the employer modified its […]