Decorative Image – LaptopDuring the sixth month of the calendar year, we like to reflect on adjustments the Federal Government may have already made, or intends to make, to Human Resources related areas for the rest of 2017 and beyond.
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Fired Over Facebook? What Employers Must Know About Social Media Posts
Recently, a Yelp company employee, “Jane,” was fired after blogging about her CEO. Her blog focused on how the CEO did not provide employees with a living wage, and that after taxes she was making approximately $8.15 per hour.
The NLRB’s New Joint Employer Standard
Back in August of 2015, The National Labor Relations Board made a refinement in determining joint-employer status. In a 3-2 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California, the NLRB’s revised standard on joint-employer status is designed “to better effectuate the purposes of the Act in the current economic landscape.” In this issue of Astronology®, we discuss this new standard and how it impacts Human Resources.