Adam Abrahms Quoted in “Clear Skies for Employers as NLRB’s Boeing Test Takes Off”Law360 October 18, 2019
Adam C. Abrahms, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Health Care & Life Sciences practices, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, was quoted in Law360, in "Clear Skies for Employers as NLRB's Boeing Test Takes Off,” by Braden Campbell. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Adam Abrahms, a member in Epstein Becker Green's labor management relations practice group, said the LA Specialty Produce decision shows this board will give employers a fairer shake when analyzing rules' effects on workers' organizing rights. Under the prior test, the board strained to find ways a rule could "potentially, hypothetically" encroach on the NLRA, he said. But under Boeing, it's being more realistic, he said.
"They took the time in LA Specialty to reiterate the foundational elements of Boeing, not only why it was decided but kind of reiterating that distinction," he said …
Epstein Becker's Abrahms said he expects the board to take another look at several other policy archetypes, such as rules limiting employees' access to company email for non-business purposes, setting appearance standards that restrict displaying union insignia and mandating civility in the workplace.