Just when employers were thinking they might have to throw out their at-will disclaimers, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel released an analysis of two at-will employment clauses (Mimi’s Café, Case Number 28-CA-0844365 and Rocha Transportation, Case No. 32-CA-086799), and in finding both lawful under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA"), gave employers a Halloween treat!
The first at-will disclaimer analyzed was contained in Mimi’s Café’s handbook (a company acquired by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. in 2004), that provided:
The relationship between you and Mimi’s Café is referred to as "employment at will." This means that …