Labor: NLRB finds standard at-will employment provisions unlawful

To comply with the NLRB, employment documents should not discourage collective bargaining or concerted activity

For decades, both unionized and non-unionized employers have routinely included at-will employment provisions in their employee handbooks and other employment documents, ensuring that workers knew that their employment relationship was terminable at will by either party. Recently, in American Red Cross Arizona and Lois Hampton and Hyatt Hotels Corporation and United Here International Union, Region 28 of the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB), located in Arizona, has attempted to outlaw this common practice by finding such at-will provisions unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 

American Red Cross Arizona and Lois Hampton: Unlawful waiver of NLRB rights

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David Ritter

David B. Ritter is partner and chair of the Labor & Employment practice at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, representing management in all areas of...

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