Category Archives: discipline and discharge

Non Union Employers Continue to Get Busted by the NLRB for Seemingly Reasonable Policies

  Thanks to my partner and friend Steve Bernstein for much of the content for this post. The bulk of the NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Charges I’m seeing against Employee Handbooks and employer rules are against non-union employers.  The Board … Continue reading

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Talk versus Email: When Electronic Communications Gets You Sued

  Electronic communications are a mixed blessing. Business is more efficient and new ways of commerce continue to open. However, ubiquitous electronic communications have eroded our personal time and presented near-addicting distractions. From a legal standpoint, electronic communications, and especially … Continue reading

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Why Am I Still Getting Sued By Employees?

(From Industrial Distribution Magazine). After covering union challenges and safety compliance concerns in previous articles, we’ll conclude the series by discussing those common employment law claims that continue to vex distribution employers. I will deviate from the usual format and … Continue reading

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Two New Webinars: Bullying, the NLRB and Its War On Employer Rules and “Live From the AGC National Safety Committee Meeting.”

Dealing With Workplace Bullying And Misconduct While The NLRB Challenges Your Rules Join us for a Webinar on July 24 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/137864872 A quarter of American Workers claim to have been seriously … Continue reading

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What To Do When the Supervisor Breaks the Rules

My Supervisor Violated the OSHA Standard. What Do I Do Now? From SHRM Atlanta Supervisors are supposed to set the tone, provide on-the-job training and consistently enforce safety processes.  What happens when the supervisor is the one who breaks the … Continue reading

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Will GM’s Car Recalls Encourage Whistleblower Claims?

During this week’s discussion about GM’s auto recalls, OSHA also released a Fact Sheet and guidance on “Filing Whistleblower Complaints Under The Moving Ahead For Progress In The 21st Century Act (MAP21).”  I’m willing to bet that most of you … Continue reading

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One Stroke of a Key and Your Reputation Is Destroyed.

Many of you know that I spend a lot of time trying to teach people, especially executives, to be cautious about what they say in e-mails, blogs, Facebook and now LinkedIn.  My favorite comment is that “one should draft e-mails … Continue reading

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