Employers Should Be Paying Close Attention to the NLRB

In a thought-provoking piece for the Rochester Business Journal, Benjamin E. Mudrick underscores the importance of employers paying heed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Beyond its role in conducting workplace union elections, the NLRB safeguards employees’ rights to engage in “concerted activities.” However, Mudrick highlights the unpredictable nature of the NLRB’s interpretations, which tend to shift with changes in political leadership. He delves into past examples of such shifts and the potential impact of recent NLRB decisions on severance agreements. While practical solutions exist to address these concerns, employers must remain vigilant as the NLRB may continue to reshape workplace policies. Staying informed and adaptable is key to navigating this ever-changing landscape.”

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