NLRB ‘Purple’ Ruling May Leave Employers Feeling Blue, Corporate Counsel ft. Jeffery Meyer

Posted Dec 15, 2014

Jeffery Meyer, partner in KDV’s Long Island office, is quoted by Corporate Counsel regarding the NLRB’s decision in Purple Communications. In the article, published December 15, 2014, Jeffery explains why there is more to the decision beyond it’s initial impact on the workplace.

Jeffery Meyer, a partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluk, told CorpCounsel.com that Purple Communications is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” decision. “It seems limited but once you get underneath it, and you presume where it’s going to go, it could be extraordinarily burdensome on employers,” he said. Meyer explained that by issuing the decision, the NLRB has privileged union or pro-union employees’ rights to carry out Section 7 activity over employers’ rights to their own property, namely, their email systems. And once employer-owned email is open to unions, he said, other kinds of employer property, such as the physical mailroom, may very well be next.

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