The National Labor Relations Board ruled just two weeks ago that an employee manual being used by a number of private companies was so broadly written that it violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  NLRB administrative law judge David Goldman ruled that some of the policies contained in the Quicken Loans employee manual, known as the Big Book, used language that could be reasonably interpreted to prevent or restrain employees from organizing a union.  A former employee filed the complaint claiming he was fired for exploring whether to start a union.  One of the provisions in the “Big Book” states: “If it doesn’t belong on the front page of the New York Times, don’t put it online . . . Something wrong at QL?  Don’t take it online.  Resolve work-related concerns by speaking directly with your Team Leader . . . The Company’s buildings, offices, common areas, facilities, parking lots, automobiles, data centers, mail rooms and the like, whether leased or owned, are to be used only for conducting Company business and transactions and for no other purpose . . .” Quicken Loans, owned by Dan Gilbert, who also owns the Cleveland Cavaliers, rescinded all versions of the “Big Book”, according to the judge’s ruling.