New NLRB Guidance on Employee Handbooks: Complying With New Rules After the Boeing Decision
01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes
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NLRA but also what types of items we should be including in our employee handbooks
Writing effective Handbooks is one of the most overlooked areas of a company. However for a while the language found in handbooks could create liability for companies. That seemed to change in December 2017 when the NLRB issued its decision in Boeing. But since then employers have faced significant confusion about how the Board would evaluate workplace policies under the NLRA and how to place workplace rules into the three categories defined in the decision. On June 6, 2018, the general counsel of the NLRB published guidance on how the Boeing standard should be applied. We gained tremendous insight into not only what is acceptable under the NLRA but also what types of items we should be including in our employee handbooks.
Why should you attend
The Boeing decision is a significant departure from the prior standard for evaluating the lawfulness of workplace rules as it uses a two-part test that balances a worker’s NLRA rights against the employer’s legitimate business justifications for the rule. Boeing also set forth a categorizing system labeling workplace rules as either Category 1 (rules that are generally lawful to maintain), Category 2 (rules requiring individualized scrutiny), or Category 3 (rules that are unlawful to continue). Even with this framework, there remains a great deal of room for subjectivity and nuance when evaluating handbook rules under the Boeing standard.
- Practical tips on review and update existing employee handbooks—don’t simply rely on online versions
- What Boeing and the NLRB 2017 decisions tried to correct
- Overview of the Boeing decision and its resultant test for determining whether workplace policies violate the NLRA
- Discussion of the NLRB’s 2018 guidance and clarification of Boeing
- What to expect from the NLRB in applying the Boeing test to contested workplace rules
- Practical guidance for employers on how to evaluate, modify, or justify handbook rules and policies in light of the new test and rule-categorization system
Who will Benefit
- In-House Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Human Resources
- Business owners
- Office managers
- Company presidents
- General counsel
Industries who can attend
This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies