SHRM Quotes Steve Wheeless on Employers’ Rules for National General Strike

February 16, 2017

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) quoted Phoenix partner Steve Wheeless in a February 16 article titled “Employers’ Usual Rules Apply to National General Strikers.”  The article discusses how businesses can enforce their typical absence rules if their workers participate in the February 17 National General Strike, but should exercise caution in those rare circumstances where participation constitutes protected concerted activity.

Mr. Wheeless says that whether the strike is protected concerted activity "ultimately depends on employee-specific facts and whether the hold-over Obama [National Labor Relations] board or the incoming Trump board reviewed the issue."

The full article can be read at the Society for Human Resource Management