Minimum Wage Backfire

The Wall Street Journal

If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food chain cannot solve the problems of the Obama economy.

Purple Haze – NLRB Delays Decision On Employee Use Of Company Email Systems

National Law Review

Employers will have to wait a while longer to see if the NLRB will overturn its existing precedent allowing employers to bar employees from using the company email system for non-job-related solicitations. Such a prohibition is critical in the context of a union organizing campaign and the Board has followed this rule since its Register Guard decision in 2007.

NLRB Sidesteps Register-Guard; Still Orders New Elections in Purple Communications

By Patrick DePoy, JD Supra
Late last week, the NLRB issued its highly anticipated decision in Purple Communications, 21-CA-095151, which many NLRB observers believed would re-visit whether or not employers may prohibit their employees from using company equipment, especially e-mail, for non-business purposes. The Board saved that issue for another day, but its ruling still provides important lessons to employers.