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February 28, 2023 - NLRB, Announcements

NLRB Limits Use of Non-Disparagement and Confidentiality Provisions

New Guidance on COVID-19 Protocols for Contractor Employees at Federal Facilities

In a reversal of Trump-era National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) precedent, the Board found last week in McLaren Macomb that non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions in a severance agreement violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) if those provisions have “a reasonable tendency” to interfere with an employee’s NLRA Section 7 rights. The Board also held that merely offering an agreement with such provisions to an employee is unlawful, even if the employee does not sign it or the employer does not enforce it.

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