National Labor Relations Board has issued a Guidance for employers to follow to determine which policies included in its employee handbook or Human Resources manual could trigger an unfair labor practice (ULP) complaint. The NLRB categorizes these illegal policies as follows:
- Confidentiality rules specifically against wages, benefits, or working conditions—such as rules prohibiting employees discussing their wages.
- Rules against joining outside organizations or voting on matters concerning employers
Employers, review your HR manual and employee handbook to ensure the following policies are absent!