It is a sure bet that under the current administration, the NLRB has no intention of taking its foot off the throat of non-union business. If you need a recent example, we’d point you to its decision a few weeks ago against Caesar’s Entertainment (specifically, the Rio Suites Hotel & Casino, site of the 2014 DDIFO National Conference) in a case originally brought by the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades back in 2011. While that case was pending, the company issued a new “Team Member Handbook” with a policy on “Computer, Electronic Devices, Systems and Data” that prohibited employees from using the company’s email system to distribute nonbusiness information. That provision, according to the Board violates Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which protects an employee’s right to “self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations . . . and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.” Consequently, Caesars has been ordered to rescind the offending language in the Team Member Handbook, within 14 days post an Appendix that admits the error of their ways, and within a week thereafter, attest to the NLRB that they’ve complied with its order. The moral of the story is to regularly have your employee handbook reviewed and don’t gamble that it is in compliance with the tentacles of the NLRA.