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Employees now allowed to use company-provided email systems for union organizing

Employees now allowed to use company-provided email systems for union organizing

The National Labor Relations Board, by a 3-2 vote, just reversed legal precedent to declare that workers have a right to use their employers’ email systems for non-business purposes, including union organizing. The Board specifically stated, “We decide today that employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking ... Read More »

Revisions to the UK Code

Revisions to the UK Code

The Financial Reporting Council (the FRC) is the gatekeeper for the standards of corporate governance for the largest listed companies on the London market.   The FRC regularly reviews and refreshes the UK Corporate Governance Code (the UK Code) and has done so again recently.   The September 2014 revision of the ... Read More »

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will need to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new requirements for reporting employee fatalities and severe injuries. The new rule requires employers to report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all work-related hospitalizations of one or more employees, ... Read More »

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging employees. Step #1: Review Documents Employers should review all relevant documents prior ... Read More »

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

If your employee has been rendered unfit for work because of an accident, you as employer could be facing hefty losses. For instance, Article 7:629 of the Dutch Civil Code requires an employer to continue paying its employee’s wages for a period of two years if the employee is sick, ... Read More »

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