Vanden-Eykel quoted in news article on NLRB ruling

BOSTON (Dec. 19, 2014) – Greg Vanden-Eykel was recently quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling requiring employers to permit employee use of company email on nonworking time for statutorily protected communications.

Vanden-Eykel said the decision appears to go too far in favoring employee rights, since employees often have ample alternative means to engage in concerted activities and other statutorily protected communications via social media, personal cellphones and smart phones.

“The board should have given more weight to those alternative means,” Vanden-Eykel said in the article, which appeared in the Dec. 22 issue. “Given that the email system is employer-provided and employer property, employers have the right to limit its use.”

Vanden-Eykel focuses his litigation practice on employment law, education law, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage matters.

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