Legal Alert - Employers’ Right to Restrict Non-Employees’ Access to Their Property
by Gerard Morales
Employers often raise questions on whether labor law requires them to allow non-employees to solicit, hand-bill, demonstrate, etc. on the employers’ property. In recent weeks, these issues have acquired notoriety in the national media, as major employers, such as Walmart, McDonald’s and other fast food chains have confronted mass demonstrations by non-employees. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) enforces the labor law (National Labor Relations Act or NLRA) and decides disputes regarding the employers’ right to deny demonstrators access to their property.