Next week, I will be speaking at the CBIA Annual HR Conference along with my colleague Jarad Lucan about why you should care about the NLRB.
But the basic gist of our presentation will be a continuation of some of the themes I’ve talked about before on the blog (here, here and here, for example) — namely that the NLRB is continuing to expand its sphere of influence.
Naturally, our presentation is entitled: “The NLRB in 2016: Why it May Be Your Biggest Headache — Particularly If You Don’t Have a Union.”
For employers that are used to dealing with unions in their workplace, many of these issues won’t be a surprise.
But as I’ve talked about before, the NLRB has been critical of even those employers without unions. The Triple Play case regarding discipline of employees for comments on Facebook is a perfect example.
For employers then, it’s important to understand the concept of “protected concerted activities” and the fact that any employee — whether a union member or not — may be protected by federal law for his or her actions.
If you’re attending the CBIA’s HR Conference next week, feel free to say “hi”. Should be a great event.