Bloomberg Law
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:30 PM

NLRB’s Email Ruling Under Union Attack on Ethics Grounds

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The National Labor Relations Board faces union allegations that a Trump appointee’s conflict of interest invalidated a recent decision on company email. The board member made ethical lapses similar to those that led to the withdrawal of a major ruling in a joint employer liability case, unions claimed.

The NLRB last month overturned its 2014 decision in Purple Communications and ruled that workers don’t have a statutory right to use company email for collective action. The board majority in the Caesars Entertainment d/b/a Rio All-Suites decision included Member William Emanuel, whose former firm, Littler Mendelson, represents Purple Communications in the ...

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