In a recent 2015 case the National Labor Relations Board “NLRB” found that Rocky Mountain Eye Center committed unfair labor practices by entering into illegal confidentiality agreements with certain employees. The confidentiality agreements in question were deemed to be overly board, intrusive and ultimately violated the employees’ Section 7 rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Section 7 protects employees’ rights to band together or talk together in order to promote or talk about wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment. In Rocky Mountain Eye Center’s case, its confidentiality agreements defined confidential information to include patient information, physician information and personnel information. The NLRB concluded that attempts by the company to restrict discussions about personnel information violated its employees’ Section 7 rights under the National Labor Relations Act. To learn more about this case and how to avoid legal ramifications for your confidentiality agreements, listen to this week’s Telebrief here.