NFIB Supports Small Business Uniform Policies in Latest Amicus Brief

Date: March 24, 2021

NLRB reviews if Tesla violated Section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2021) – NFIB submitted an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board concerning uniform policies. In the brief, NFIB supports Tesla’s position that employers can require certain types of uniforms with business logos during work hours.

“Many small businesses across the country require uniforms for their workplace to ensure uniformity and professionalism,” said Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center. “NFIB believes small business owners have the right to require employees to wear specific clothing in the workplace. This case highlights an unnecessary government burden placed on small business owners.”

The issue comes after an administrative law judge found that Tesla violated Section 8 and unlawfully prohibited the wearing of union shirts by General Assembly workers. However, Tesla argues that workers are not prevented from wearing union logos, but simply required to wear a team uniform.

The NFIB Small Business Legal Center protects the rights of small business owners in the nation’s courts. NFIB is currently active in more than 40 cases in federal and state courts across the country and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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