August 31, 2017 / 11:13 PM / a year ago

2nd Circuit says nonprofit's bar on discussing wages was illegal

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said a Long Island nonprofit broke the law by requiring workers to sign an agreement that barred them from discussing wages and talking to the press after its chief executive was accused of using state funding for personal expenses.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said the Long Island Association for AIDS Care violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired a worker who objected to signing the confidentiality agreement. The court upheld a 2016 decision by the National Labor Relations Board.

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