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NLRB Wants to Shield Employees’ Personal E-Mail Addresses, Phone Numbers

July 30, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Continuing its quest to roll back rules put in place during the Obama era, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing ending a requirement that employers turn over available employee personal e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers to union organizers.

The Board published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the July 29 Federal Register, citing a need to protect employee privacy.

“This is a good development for employers,” Kevin C. McCormick, an attorney with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P. in Baltimore, Maryland, says. “Providing personal e-mails and cell phone numbers was problematic for many employers and their employees.”

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