Monday, August 22, 2005

Guardsmark in The Washington Post, Again

On August 21, The Washington Post published another piece discussing the Board’s decision in Guardsmark, LLC, 344 NLRB No. 97 (2005). Amy Joyce, Undercover Friends: Firms That Discourage Mixing Have It Wrong, Wash. Post, August 21, 2005, at A17

Joyce begins her piece by briefly describing the Board’s decision in Guardsmark. Joyce implies that the NLRB granted employers a new legal right to control their employees’ off-duty activities when it issued the Guardsmark decision:

“[C]an a company really dictate what we can do outside work? Well, until June 7 [the date that the Board issued Guardsmark] rolled around, it probably couldn't. But now, the labor board has set a precedent that could really hurt our workplaces, morale and culture.”

Please see my post below addressing the merits of the Guardsmark decision.


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