This week’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Emily A. Zaklukiewicz.

In today’s world, employees in manufacturing and similar industries spend a majority of their time on-site at work, engaging in work, and communicating with other employees. Over time, employees may form close bonds with other employees, including friendships, close

As we start the new year, union and nonunion manufacturers may wish to consider dusting off their employee handbooks and policies. The National Labor Relations Board (Board), led by a Democratic majority for the last several years, has thrown a wide net over the scope of protected employee conduct, even reaching beyond the traditional unionized