U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Becomes Second Appellate Court to Strike Down NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule

On June 14, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the rule promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) requiring employers to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) is invalid.

U.S. Court of Appeals Invalidates Board’s Posting Rule

U.S. Court of Appeals Invalidates Board’s Posting Rule

On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) held that the new rule from the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) requiring employers to post a notice regarding employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or the “Act”) is invalid because it violates employers’ free speech rights.

D.C. Circuit Strikes Down NLRB Union Posting Rule — Silence is Golden, at Least for Now

On May 7, 2013, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit invalidated a rule promulgated by the NLRB that would have required employers to post notices of employee’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) in the workplace. 

Employer On the Hook for Manager’s Assault of Union Representative

In Norquay Construction, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 93 (2013), the Board recently held that an employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act when a project manager employed by the non-union company physical assaulted a union representative in response to his Section 7 protected activity.

Facebook Discussion About "Street People" Protected

In a recent decision involving employee social media activity, the National Labor Relations Board held that a high-end clothing boutique in San Francisco violated the National Labor Relations Act when it terminated employees who complained on Facebook about working late at night in an unsafe neighborhood.