The NLRB General Counsel’s recent memo provides guidance about how the Board’s The Boeing Co. decision will affect many types of workplace rules, including taking on the challenging task of categorizing confidentiality rules as lawful or unlawful.
Seattle, Washington’s Office of Labor Standards revised its rules concerning the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. The rules, like the ordinance, were amended to better align with the state paid sick leave law, which took effect January 1.
A recent NLRB decision does not merely approve rules prohibiting workplace rudeness or requiring courtesy as a general matter; it also reflects a new perspective on rules such as those regulating coworker harassment, disparagement, and cooperation.
State laws and local ordinances routinely take effect after the first of the year. This article discusses key labor and employment laws and ordinances that will become operative during the latter half of 2018.