• NLRB Rules Employers May Adopt Non-Discriminatory E-Mail Policies That Restrict Non-Job Related Communications, Including Union Communications
  • February 4, 2008
  • Law Firm: Winston & Strawn LLP - Chicago Office
  • The National Labor Relations Board, in a sharply divided 3-2 decision released December 21, 2007, held that employers may lawfully adopt policies concerning use of company-provided e-mail systems that effectively restrict the use of these systems for union solicitations. Citing an employer's "basic property right to regulate and restrict employee use of company property," the Board majority held that employees have no statutory right to use an Employer's e-mail system to engage in "Section 7 communications."