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NLRB Approves Maritime Company’s Moonlighting, Strike Rules

July 31, 2020, 8:23 PM

Employers can use personnel policies to restrict workers from moonlighting at a second job and forbid them from engaging in illegal slowdowns, strikes, or walkouts, the National Labor Relations Board ruled.

The NLRB overturned an administrative law judge’s decision that maritime cargo handler Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co.’s handbook rules violated federal labor law. The board said the directives in question fall into the category of rules that are presumptively lawful and don’t require justification by an employer.

The board’s Thursday decision represents another application of the legal test from its 2017 ruling in Boeing to sign off on an...

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