In recent years, the Board has targeted language in employee handbooks or employment policies because the language may have created a “chilling effect” on protected concerted activity. This approach started with social media policies but was extended to apply to employment-at-will statements, confidentiality provisions, workers' access to company property, dress codes or worker expression policies, prohibitions on certain employee communications both inside and outside the workplace, and non-disparagement policies.

Read about a 2019 agency action.

  • ​​


    This premium content is for our members. For immediate access, join online or by phone at (800) 649-4921. Or Start a Free Trial Now for 15 days.

    Already a Member? Sign In Below.

Sign In
Remember Email