The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been extremely active during the current administration, addressing new emergent labor relations issues and revisiting older policies developed under the Obama and previous administration.
In this practical webinar, you will learn the update on NLRB rulings and policies, including those affecting handbook development and organizational efforts. Among other things, you will learn the latest on issues including:
- Social media
- Anti-solicitation and distribution rules
- Cell phone use
You will also learn about the NLRB’s controversial rulemaking on “joint employers” and congressional response, as well as its work-sharing arrangement with OSHA for processing of late whistleblower complaints.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Determine how NLRB and OSHA offer different protections for whistleblowers who raise safety-related concerns, and how these have been harmonized through a work-sharing agreement between the agencies.
- Describe how the changes in NLRB “joint employer” rules may impact franchises, chains, and even contractor/subcontractor relations, including spillover into OSHA enforcement.
- Assess how the 2017 NLRB’s Boeing Company decision has caused the Board to reassess its standards for dealing with handbook rules, balancing the rule’s impact on employees’ exercise of Section 7 rights with the employers’ rights to maintain discipline and productivity.
- Outline the types of solicitation and distribution that are still permitted in the workplace in light of the NLRB’s recent memorandum distinguishing off-site and on-site access.
- Identify which social media policies are permissible, which are deemed overbroad, and what restrictions employers can place on workers concerning the posting of false or inaccurate information about the workplace.