A window and door replacement company violated federal labor law by barring a worker from raising concerns about pandemic safety on a smartphone messaging app, the National Labor Relations Board’s legal division said.
The advice memo highlights the boundaries of the NLRB’s 2019 ruling in Caesars Entertainment d/b/a Rio All-Suites.
The NLRB’s Trump-era decision that gives employers broad authority to restrict employee communication on email and other technology that they own didn’t apply to the free third-party app on the worker’s personal smartphone, the advice unit in the NLRB general counsel’s office said in a memo made public Wednesday.
- In a memorandum, NLRB attorneys argue that Covid’s gag order on the phone app is unconstitutional.
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