National Labor Relations Board issued Memorandum OM 14-77 on August 8, 2014, in which it instructed Regional offices to encourage employees who have filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB to also file complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor. Specifically the Memorandum states that if a witness discloses facts that suggest that an employer may have violated the OSH Act or the FLSA, the NLRB Agent is to notify the charging party that he, or his representative, has the right to file a complaint with OSHA or the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (WHD). The Memorandum stresses that NLRB Agents are to invoke this procedure when they believe that a possible violation may have occurred. Continue reading “NLRB Encourages Employees to Also File Complaints with OSHA and Department of Labor”
Wellness programs are great—in theory. Employees all meet in the conference room to eat fresh fruit, granola and yogurt while a representative tells them about a plan designed to make them healthier, happier and, coincidentally, less likely to need services covered by the company’s health insurance plan. What’s not to like?