National Nurses Rally Planned: Guidance for Employers on Absences from Work

Health care employers nationwide could face increased worker absences due to an upcoming "National Nurses United Rally."  The three-day "rally and lobby" event will be held in Washington, D.C., May 10-12, 2010. Health care employers should consider how to treat any absences resulting from participation in the event. Past labor rallies and demonstrations have placed employers in a similar position. For guidance on enforcing attendance policies while remaining mindful of employees' NLRA section 7 rights, see Littler's article, Same Time This Year: The May 1 Immigration Demonstrations – What Can an Employer Do?.

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