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Burr Alert: Good Things to Come for Employees? NLRB Upholds an Employer’s Policy Prohibiting Employees from Disclosing Confidential Customer Information

In recent years, employers and the courts have struggled to interpret and apply the broad pronouncements coming from the National Labor Relations Board (the “Labor Board”) when analyzing provisions common in employee handbooks. For example, this summer, a court denied enforcement to the Labor Board’s order finding violations of the National Labor Relations Act through an employer’s rules encouraging “a positive work environment” and declaring “arguing or fighting with co-workers” to be “unacceptable.”

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