Labor Board Creates New Standards for Employers’ Handbooks

Dec. 14, 2017, 10:02 PM

The new Republican majority at the labor board did away with limits on employer handbook rules that had vexed many in the management community since they were established by a previous, Democrat-controlled board in 2015.

The National Labor Relations Board overruled the “Lutheran Heritage” precedent in a 3-2 decision in a case involving the Boeing’s maintenance of a “no-camera” rule. The aerospace engineering company banned workers from using devices to take photos or videos on job sites without permission.

The board had previously in the 2004 Lutheran Heritage case barred neutrally worded employer handbook rules if they would be “reasonably ...

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