On October 21, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in affirmation with the National Labor Relations Board decision, that a Connecticut sports bar illegally fired two employees who criticized their employer via Facebook posts. The decision of the second circuit turned on the rights of employees to engage in “concerted protected activity” under Section 7 of the NLRA. This case highlights the importance of being very prudent when creating and enforcing social media policies. Also in this Telebrief: consolidated complaints and sweeping policies, listen to this week’s Telebrief to find out what is and is not allowed under the NLRA. To read more or to listen to the Oct 28th Telebrief, or to listen to past telebrief segments, please click here.
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Geared to executives with employee relations responsibilities (HR directors, supervisors, managers, business owners), Labor and Employment Telebriefs® are information-packed 30 minute briefings via the telephone. Telebriefs® provide information and insights to help executives stay current with latest workplace law developments and in front of trends so as to enable proactive policy making and management . On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 9 – 9:30 am ET, join Offit Kurman Labor & Employment Chair Howard Kurman, as he discusses developments occurring over the past two weeks that will most significantly impact employers nationwide. The focus is squarely on the practical. Why is this event significant for employers? What are the lessons to be learned or actions taken? These twice-monthly teleconferences are an easy way to stay current and compliant with the latest Labor and Employment law developments that will significantly affect you and your company. Our guarantee: You will learn something useful, on every call! If you have any questions regarding labor and employment issues please contact Howard Kurman: firstname.lastname@example.org | 410.209.6417
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Howard K. Kurman is Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Kurman regularly counsels clients on all aspects of proactive employment/labor issues. He represents employers ranging in size from as small as 20 employees to those employers with geographically disparate locations consisting of over 4,000 employees. Mr. Kurman assures, through regular contact with his clients, that they promulgate and maintain the most effective employment policies that will, to the extent possible, minimize their legal exposure in today’s litigious workplace.
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