Ricciardi, a partner in the Las Vegas office of law firm Fisher & Phillips, LLP, offered the following early warning of union organizing at BLR's recent National Employment Law Update in Las Vegas:
Ricciardi suggests that HR take the following steps to establish an early warning system:
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Although there are restrictions, employers may:
Section 8(c) of the National Labor Relations Act states: "The expressing of any views, arguments, or opinions, or the dissemination thereof, whether in written, printed, graphic, or visual form shall not constitute or be evidence of an unfair labor practice under any of the provisions of this Act, if such expression contains no threat of reprisal or force or promise of benefit."
This proviso grants you freedom to air your views — and the Company's — without fear of reprisal.
The only statements and actions which you may not say or do are:
As Ricciardi said in yesterday's Advisor, the simplest measure in retaining your union-free status is consistently practicing good, solid, fair employee relations. And that boils down to one thing—consistent, thorough training.
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