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NLRB: Employers Cannot Ban Employees From Using Company’s Email System for Union-Related Communications

By Stephen DiJulio, Steve Peltin and Yan Perng  On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision with major implications for employers that gives employees access to company email systems. While most employee handbooks prohibit personal use of company resources, employers commonly allow minor use of company email, such as employees selling Girl Scout cookies and charity raffle tickets or communicating about upcoming parties or events.   In Purple Communications, Inc. & ...