Cooperman warns health care employers that their employment practices and policies may violate federal labor law
Harriet Cooperman, a partner in the Labor and Employment practice, authored this article discussing employee handbook and workplace policies that do and do not satisfy federal labor laws. The primary law governing these policies is the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), which applies to union and non-union employees alike. It prohibits interfering with, restraining or coercing employees in their free exercise of certain protected activity, and the NLRB will carefully scrutinize the language of a policy to determine whether a violation of the Act has occurred.
The article covers specific examples of handbook and workplace policies that have been declared unlawful by the NLRB, including certain confidentiality rules, employee conduct rules and social media policies.