no-secrets-480In continuing a string of anti-business rulings, the National Labor Relations Board has again come down hard on standard business decisions, ruling recently that an employer’s enforcement of a workplace policy prohibiting employees from disseminating confidential information, such as personal or financial information violated the National Labor Relations Act and was therefore illegal.  The particular case involved the decision of engineering firm MCPc, which had fired an employee for publicly announcing the compensation of a company executive and contending that the money could have been used to hire additional engineers.  The NLRB ruled that MCPc’s policy was overly broad and hence, exposes the company to penalties under the National Labor Relations Act.