Are your employees driving you crazy because of their behavior in the workplace? Good news! The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a Memorandum declaring that companies may legally require employees to conform to a Code of Conductamong other things. The NLRB is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.
This latest ruling is a reversal of previous rulings that imposed strict restrictions on employers in several areas. Now, according to this NLRB Memorandum, employers have the right to:
On the other hand, the NLRB still upholds employees’ rights to discuss or disclose information about wages, benefits, or other conditions of employment.
Do you have an Employee Handbook that includes a Code of Conduct? If you already have an Employee Handbook, do you need to update your policies? It is much easier to enforce policies and prevent disruptive workplace behavior if your company has a written Code of Conduct and polices that explain company expectations for workplace behavior.
An HR professional can help you with all of your human resources needs, from hiring the right employees, running background checks, creating employee handbooks that include anti-harassment policies and procedures, managing employee performance, staying legally compliant, automating employee records, and anything else you need to create an environment where employees can provide the services that you need to run your business.