NLRB Backs Up Dishonest Employee

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Corporate Counsel

Good news, Pinocchio: the National Labor Relations Board has sanctioned lying, at least in certain circumstances. According to John Hauge of Felhaber Larson, a recent NLRB decision demonstrates that sometimes workplace dishonesty is OK.

NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity

The National Law Review

While we have been reminding readers of the fact that the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) protects employees regardless of whether they are represented by a union and the Act applies to non-unionized workforces, too, recently a National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) Administrative Law Judge issued a decision following an unfair labor practice (“ULP”) hearing based on a charge filed by a teacher at New York City’s prestigious Dalton School that should serve as an object lesson for employers in all non-union businesses.


By Elizabeth J. Fabrizio, Bloomberg BNA

Some fast food workers have been protesting wages that they say are too low only to be told by their bosses that they are violating a company rule against talking about their wages. This happened recently to some employees of a Chipotle restaurant in Missouri.

A busy year at the National Labor Relations Board: NLRB General Counsel provides charge, petition, and litigation statistics for FY2014

At the March 4, 2015 session of the American Bar Association’s mid-winter meeting of the Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin disclosed detailed statistics regarding his office’s handling of unfair labor practice charge, representation case, and litigation matters during the Board’s 2014 fiscal year: