The lawfulness of employer's social-media policies under
the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) continues to be a hot topic. Although
the position of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to be
hostile towards these policies. And...
An employee who was allegedly fired for violating a company’s social media policy is going to have his day in court. And on this blog.
Chris Redford, a white male, worked for a Louisiana TV news station. The station has a social media policy...
Have you downloaded Meerkat or Periscope to your iPhone? Do you even know what Meerkat and Periscope are? They are new apps that permit you to live-stream video. They essentially work the same way—when you launch a live-stream, the app tweets out...
I've posted before about restaurant
employees' Facebook posts that caused big headaches for their employers .
I've also posted about trouble-causing Facebook posts by a saloon
manager and by a tavern
owner . Well, it seems that the trend...
The PBA Ethics Committee issued a formal opinion on Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media (HT: Dan Siegel on Legal Intelligencer ). The opinion is jam-packed with 18 pages of social media goodness on 10 main issues. Spoiler Alert! The committee...
This post has been a long time coming... but at long last
it's the final post in the four-part
series on the NLRB's social
media memo . This post will address the NLRB's position on (what it views
as) overly broad social media policies...
The EEOC held a public meeting yesterday that examined how social media is being used in the work place and how it may impact the enforcement of the laws by the EEOC. Public hearings are rare; in the last two years, the Commission has held hearings on...
Do you have a unionized workforce? If you have a
social-media policy, it should not expressly restrict employees' rights to
discuss terms and conditions of employment. Otherwise, you may be violating the
National Labor Relations Act.
It seems fitting that the school ends with another story about
educators and Facebook. In this case, an elementary school
principal who had been with the district for 21 years resigned rather
than face demotion, due in part to her Facebook postings...
Part two of the trifecta is the Nielsen State of Social Media Report . It focuses on how
powerful social media is on consumer behavior . This report is a little
less law and a little more social media , but I wanted to include
it in this summary because...
by Krista N.
H ardwick & Clay D. Creps
An employer's right to monitor and restrict what its employees say about the
company on websites such as Facebook, Twitter and personal blogs may have
drastically changed. The National Labor Relations...
Last week, a National Labor Relations Board
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) ruled, for the first time, that an employer
could legally fire an employee based on Facebook activity. In Karl Knauz Motors, Inc. d/b/a Knauz BMW and Robert Becker ,
Yesterday, I read an article entitled, Companies Should Think Twice Before Creating Social Media Policy , which argued that "companies who scrutinize their employees' personal accounts and social media activity may be doing more harm than good...
Yep. No employee of the State of South Carolina will be allowed to use social media on the job, "unless specifically required by the agency to perform a job function."
Cassie Cope at TheState.com first reported this news...
The latest Case of the Week is the resolution of a case
I've covered previously . The case is Eagle v. Morgan (memorandum with findings of fact and
conclusions of law here) from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal
court, applying Pennsylvania...