Don’t Worry, Be (Un)Happy: Does U.S. Labor Law Protect a Worker’s Right to a Bad Attitude?

Don’t Worry, Be (Un)Happy: Does U.S. Labor Law Protect a Worker’s Right to a Bad Attitude?

A few months ago, we noted that a Yelp employee’s online “negative review” of her employer might be protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), given that the National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) has become increasingly aggressive in protecting an employee’s right to discuss working conditions in a public forum, even when that discussion involves obscenities or disparaging the employer. This trend has prompted us to report previously on the death of courtesy and civility under the NLRA.

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Federal Agencies’ Proposal Would Require Some Government Contractors to Report Whether They Publicly Disclose Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals

Today, the Department of Defense (“DoD”), General Services Administration (“GSA”), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) (collectively, the “FAR Council”) proposed amendments and revisions to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) that would require some government contractors to indicate whether they publicly disclose greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and/or quantify corporate GHG reduction goals.

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