NLRB General Counsel Issues Report
On Employer Handbook Rules

By William Sleight   April 2, 2015

The NLRB’s General Counsel recently issued a report offering detailed guidance on drafting lawful employee handbook rules. The Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules, issued on March 18, 2015, and available here, contains two parts.

Part 1, Examples of Lawful and Unlawful Handbook Rules,provides sample policy language and explains the reasoning of the General Counsel regarding an array of subjects typically covered in employee handbooks, including employee conduct, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, communications with outside parties, use of photographic and recording devices at work, and others.

Part 2, The Settlement with Wendy’s International LLC,describes the handbook rules approved in the settlement of an unfair labor practice case brought against Wendy’s International LLC.

Employers with questions or concerns about particular rules or handbook language are encouraged to contact one of HRW’s labor attorneys.

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