My daughter was indulging a t.v. marathon for the show “Supernatural”. One particular episode involved some teens reciting Latin incantations and accidentally inviting demons to their basement.
What does this have to do with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)? Plenty.
Just because you don’t currently have a unionized workplace, nor do you ever expect to, doesn’t mean that the NLRB won’t take it upon itself to show up anyway. And the words that you incant to call their spirits upon your workplace don’t have to be in Latin.
– istinc curare bonum causidicus = make sure that you have a good lawyer on your side
The NLRB is increasingly taking it upon itself to interject itself into non-unionized workplaces by cherry-picking language in employment policies that forbid or restrict employees from:
- “discussing salaries”, whether your own or that of your coworkers
- “disparaging the company” by griping about being overworked or treated poorly
- “putting the company in a bad light” by accusing that workers are forced to work under unsafe conditions (see https://www.nlrb.gov/case/20-CA-035511)