Another Obama-era National Labor Relations Board policy may be on the ropes. Four years ago, the Board issued its controversial Purple Communications decision. In that case, it determined that employees have the right to use employers’ email systems to unionize and engage in other activities protected under the National Labor Relations Act. You can access our break down of Purple Communications here.
On August 1, the Board approved an invitation to file briefs on whether Purple Communications should be modified or overruled altogether. Some interpret this approval as a signal that employees’ ability to use their employer’s email systems to unionize and engage in non-business, protected activity could soon be in jeopardy.
In other words, another employer-friendly NLRB ruling could be on its way. We’ll continue to follow the issue and updates will be reported here. Stay tuned!