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Major US employer fights National Labor Relations Board complaint

Employees have many rights. Unfortunately, many employees do not fully understand what their rights are or what steps they should take to ensure their rights are honored. When employment disputes occur, it is typically a good idea to work closely with an attorney to ensure rights are protected. In many employment-related disputes, the very details of laws can make all of the difference in the outcome. Many of these laws are unique to employment law and many workers may be unfamiliar with them.

Wal-Mart, one of the country's largest employers, is fighting back against a formal complaint from the National Labor Relations Board. In the case, the company is standing by its decision that it had the right to discipline employees who did not meet the requirements of the attendance policy in Texas as well as a handful of other states. More specifically, the company is alleged to have threatened employees with consequences if they engaged in strikes and protests. In some instances, employees were allegedly fired for engaging in these strikes.

When employment disputes occur, it is often necessary for employees to seek qualified legal aid to help them to better understand what their options are. Those employees who find themselves up against powerful companies or employers may wish to secure legal advice to figure out what their rights are and what steps they can take to protect those rights. Ultimately, these situations can be very complex. With the advice of an employment attorney, employees may be able to gain insight into their options.



Source: The City Wire, "Wal-Mart challenges NLRB complaint, says law not a ‘prop’ for unions," Feb. 10, 2014

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