The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is reconsidering whether companies may lawfully maintain policies that prohibit employees from using company e-mail and electronic communications systems for personal use.
In 2007, the NLRB ruled that employees have no statutory right to use their employer’s e-mail system for Section 7 purposes. Section 7 protects an employee’s right to form, join, or help a labor union and the right to engage in other group activities intended to improve working conditions, such as pay, hours, safety, or workload. These protections apply in unionized and non-unionized workplaces.
The NLRB’s General Counsel has urged the Board … Continue Reading