EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; DEFENSES – Free Speech
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409.06000 – Free Speech
Once an exclusive representative is selected, the employer must refrain from bargaining directly with bargaining unit employees. However the employer does have a free speech right. An employer's speech does not generally violate the EERA, unless the speech contains a threat of reprisal or promise of benefit; p. 5, warning letter.