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Unfair labor practices discussed in Employee Rights Reporter, the blog published by the labor and employment attorneys of Sass Law Firm.

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NLRB Uphold Employees’ Rights Prior to Interrogation By the Employer

On December 15, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board held that employers who interrogate employees when defending an unfair labor practice complaint must first provide what are known as Johnnie’s Poultry warnings. This Miranda type warning must be given prior to any questioning and must:  “communicate to the employee the purpose of the questioning, assure …

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Recent Development – NLRB Expands Recoverable Damages for Unfair Labor Practices

The National Labor Relations Act protects workers’ rights to unionize as well as protects non-supervisory employees from retaliation if the worker engages in what is often referred to as “protected concerted activities” for the mutual aid and benefit of the workforce.  Some examples of protected concerted activities include but are not limited to employees discussing …

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Knowing the Difference Between Having the “Right to Work” and Being Employed “At-Will”

Did you know that the phrase “right to work” does not mean the same thing as “at-will” employment? Many people confuse these two concepts, and understandably so, but in reality, the phrases represent two very different things, and both can affect your employment. The information below will help you learn the difference so that you …

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Ten Takeaways from EEOC New Guidance on Employers Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines

In December, we published a blog post about the EEOC’s guidance when employers require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, that article can be found here. On May 28, 2021, the EEOC updated that, answering lingering questions and making it clear that, with certain caveats highlighted below, employers can require employees to get the COVID-19 …

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Can Employees Discuss Wages?

Often times employers want employees to keep their compensation information private and not discuss it with their co-workers. It seems logical, but is it legal? Generally, NO.  It is illegal for employers to prohibit or prevent non-management employees from openly discussing their wages, among other topics, with other employees. What The Law Says: The federal …

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Government Employees: Clarifying Your Right to Free Speech

If you work for the government, do you have a First Amendment right to speak out without fear of retribution?  You may.  Just yesterday, the United States Supreme Court in Lane v. Franks, et al., 134 S.Ct. 2369, 2014 WL 2765285 U.S. (2014), further clarified a government employee’s First Amendment rights. Essentially, if you, as a government …

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