Monday, March 23, 2015

That is SO last week

On Wednesday of last week, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board published guidance on what the Board considers lawful and unlawful handbook policies.  The must-read 30-page memo outlines specific policies it has found unlawful, including “If something is not public information, you must not share it” and “Be respectful to the company, other employees, customers, partners, and competitors.”  The memo then provides policies that the General Counsel would consider lawful, including “No unauthorized disclosure of business secrets or other confidential information” and “No rudeness or unprofessional behavior toward a customer, or anyone in contact with the company.” Given the Board’s declaration that some of T-Mobile’s handbook policies were overbroad, this guidance is timely and necessary.
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Posted by: Kate Bischoff