Many commentators have seen the NLRB’s various public pronouncements severely limiting employers’ ability to fire employees for often demeaning and intemperate social media criticisms of managers and their employers. The message has basically been that anything goes when you are attacking the company or your boss, under the incredibly broad (and growing) concept of protected concerted activities – i.e., where two or more workers engage in actions to improve working conditions or wages. Now comes word – albeit in a non-social media context – that there may be limits even at the N
As today’s New York Times reflects, some of the US’s most innovative companies are expanding parental leave policies in moves that are light years ahead of the law. These changes are being led by technology companies, where the “product” in many ways is the people who create the code or processes or sales of ever-better solutions for business and personal needs.