By: Ronald J. Kramer

While Alan Ritchey Inc., 359 NLRB No. 40 (2012), became “non-binding” as a result of the Noel Canning decision, its holding is alive and well with the Board and the General Counsel’s Office. In a recently released Advice Memorandum, the General Counsel’s Office took the position that “Alan Ritchey

By: Michele Haydel Gehrke, Esq.

In a 2-1 decision with Board Member Philip Miscimarra dissenting, the National Labor Relations Board recently held that Philips Electronics North America Corp. violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by having an unwritten confidentiality rule prohibiting employees from discussing their disciplinary records.  Philips Electronics North America

By: Ronald J. Kramer, Esq.

In Alan Ritchey, Inc, 359 NLRB No. 40 (2012), a decision dated December 14, 2012, but just published, the NLRB decided that newly organized employers cannot discipline employees without first notifying the union and bargaining over the decision.  Despite fifteen pages of hemming and hawing, explanations of vague, undefined exceptions