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NLRB Eyes Ban on Captive Audience Meetings

As you may know, the NLRB’s top prosecutor issued a memo last year seeking to bar employers from convening employee meetings on working time to address union representation unless they provide employees specific assurances that participation is completely voluntary. General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has taken this position on so-called “captive audience” meetings even though they have been a staple in the American workplace for nearly 75 years. A business group recently filed a lawsuit, however, claiming the memo violates employer free speech rights. Days after the lawsuit was filed, GC Abruzzo quickly issued a new memo on March 20 that doubles down on her position.

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