ILN Today Features Management Memo Blog Post, “F17 and the General Strike Movement – Best Practices for Addressing Political Activity in the Workplace”ILN Today February 17, 2017
ILN Today’s weekly roundup of the most critical thought leadership pieces produced by International Lawyers Network member firms cited “F17 and the General Strike Movement – Best Practices for Addressing Political Activity in the Workplace,” a post on Epstein Becker Green’s Management Memo blog, authored by attorneys Jeremy M. Brown, Steven M. Swirsky, and Laura C. Monaco.
Following is an excerpt from the original post:
Employers may find themselves with some very difficult questions to answer on February 17th (and potentially after that): Do I have to grant a request for time off by one (or many) employees to attend these events? Can I discipline an employee who does not show up to work because he or she has chosen to participate in a mass strike action? Should I send out a message ahead of time to my employees regarding this event? If so, what can I (or shouldn’t I) say? The answers to these questions are largely going to depend on the particular facts of each case. While in many respects these are uncharted waters, the case law developed under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) over the past 80 years does however offer some potentially meaningful guidance for analyzing these questions.