Beware the recent changes in employee policies caused by the NLRB

This post is a warning for businesses and non-profits.  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been very active in challenging many employee policies that had been settled law.  This blog, HR Quick Answers, is a service of New Wind Business Solutions,  a company that custom-designs Employee Handbooks for businesses and non-profits throughout the USA.  …

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What is the new NLRA union poster?

ANOTHER UPDATE- NLRB has delayed implementation of this policy until summer of 2012.  An US Court of Appeal has ruled against the poster requirement, so this rule is now uncertain while the ruling is further appealed.  The new law may be enforced in other states not under that Appeal Court's jurisdiction. UPDATE- NLRB has delayed implementation of this policy …

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What policies should be in a church employee handbook?

Fairness in ministry and employment.  A church employee handbook sets your church policies and procedures in writing.   With a well designed church employee handbook, your HR policies will be clear and consistent, you will lower the chance of minsunderstanding or frustration among staff, you will offer protection to the ministry, and you will equip your …

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What HR policies should be included in an Employee Handbook?

What HR policies are required for your company, considering its location, industry and size?  Employee policies and laws can get confusing.  Some HR policies are required (depending on your size/state/industry), but most are optional.  Here is a list of some of the more-common policies available: Some policies that are essential for almost all Employee Handbooks …

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Can you fire an employee for Facebook remarks?

Can you discipline or fire an employee who makes bad comments on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site?  Recently, the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against American Medical Response of Connecticut, alleging that they fired an employee for the disparaging remarks she made on Facebook while on her own time.  The NLRB alleges …

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