Amicus Curiae Brief to the NLRB in Purple Communications, Inc.

26 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2014  

Jeffrey M. Hirsch

University of North Carolina School of Law

Date Written: June 16, 2014

Abstract

This amicus brief urges the NLRB to reverse its ruling in Register-Guard, which gave employers virtually unfettered authority to restrict employees' use of employers' electronic communication systems. In particular, the brief argues that preexisting Supreme Court precedent and basic principles of property law give employees in many instances the right to communicate with each other about protected topics using employers' electronic communications systems.

Keywords: Internet, e-mail, collective action, unions

Suggested Citation

Hirsch, Jeffrey M., Amicus Curiae Brief to the NLRB in Purple Communications, Inc. (June 16, 2014). UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2470293. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470293 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2470293

Jeffrey M. Hirsch (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States
919-962-7675 (Phone)

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