June 22, 2012

NLRB’s New Website

The U.S. Department of Labor received much fanfare when it rolled out its new timesheet app.  In its news release of 2011 (http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/whd/WHD20110686.htm), DOL indicated that it believed the application would ensure that workers received the wages to which they were entitled. 

Not to be outdone, although not as an application, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it has launched a new interactive website to describe the rights of employees to engage in protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.  The webpage can be found at:  http://www.nlrb.gov/concerted-activity

You will see that the NLRB details numerous case examples where it found the conduct of employers to violate the act.  The interactive map serves to lead the reader to the detail of a case that provides factual detail about the violation.  This is just another example of how the social media network can be used as a public relations effort to justify an agency's public purpose and to inform employees of their rights. 

For more information on the NLRB or other traditional labor relations questions, feel free to send a comment or reach me directly.

Steven M. Gutierrez

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