Legal Alert - Employees Must Be Permitted to Use Their Employer Email Systems for Nonwork Purposes — Right to Wear Union Insignia Is Expanded


Reversing well established precedent, on December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) held that employees that have been given access to their employers’ email systems, must be permitted to use those systems for “protected communications” that is, communications that are related to union and other concerted activities, during nonworking time. This decision is a radical departure from the existing law which had recognized and protected employers’ property rights.

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