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The legality of employer work rules continues to draw National Labor Relations Board scrutiny on a regular basis.

A 2-1 Board panel majority (Members Kent Hirozawa and Lauren McFerran) has found that a hospital’s rules prohibiting employee conduct that “impedes harmonious interactions and relationships” and “negative or disparaging comments about the professional capabilities of employees

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin said he intends to issue a guidance memorandum on employee handbook rules in March. This could be a helpful step for employers seeking guidance on what constitutes a lawful policy under the NLRA.

Speaking at the February Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Labor