In this blog and subsequently in an article on the subject under the aegis of the American Health Lawyers Association that can be found at http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=b68c51ae-2bdb-490e-ac3d-02c351a19310 EBG analyzed the DC Circuit's decision in In re Kellogg Brown & Root, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12115 (D.C. Cir. 2014). The DC Circuit's holding reinforces the protections established by the Supreme Court 30 years ago in Upjohn Co. v. United States, 449 U.S. 383 (1981), that afford privilege to confidential employee communications ...
Over the past several weeks the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") has come down with a series of decisions that attack the very fabric of the employee-employer relationship: at-will employment. Then, in nothing short of a Las Vegas-style double or nothing gambit, the Board did not stop there, but instead doubled down on their offensive against employers by rendering unlawful the confidentiality requirements (pdf) that many health care employers follow in internal investigations.
Almost all employers have a provision in its employee handbook explaining that ...
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