NFIB Disappointed in NLRB Overturning Email Communication Ruling

Date: December 11, 2014

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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Eric Reller
202-314-2073 or [email protected]

 

NFIB
Disappointed in NLRB Overturning Email Communication Ruling

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9,
2014 — Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center,
made the following statement in
response to the National Labor Relations Board reversing the Register-Guard decision, in which NFIB had filed an amicus brief.

“Once
again, the NLRB has prioritized union organizing as their number one objective.
By allowing employees to use employers’ email systems for non-business purposes,
the Board has constrained employer’s property rights and restricted oversight
of employees – making it harder to ensure that employees remain productive
during working hours. In addition, this decision puts greater liability on
employers for employee misuse of employer-provided communication channels,
along with increased risks of overloading employers’ email systems or exposing
them to viruses. While this decision is disappointing, it serves as merely
another footnote in the NLRB’s anti-business agenda.”

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