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...
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...
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 ,
During my appearance on The Sound of Ideas to discuss social media in the workplace , NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon made an interesting point about the accessibility of employees' social media by employers. The question arose as to whether employees...
Reuters is reporting that a union representing employees at
a New York grocery chain has asked the NLRB to investigate whether the store's
social media policy is violates employees' rights to engage in protected
concerted activity under the...
A few weeks ago, an NLRB Administrative Law Judge issued
the agency's first-ever decision debating the legalities of
terminating employees for social media activities under federal labor laws.
Karl Knauz Motors, Inc. (9/28/11) [pdf] is
The latest guidance on social media and protected concerted activity , issued last week by Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, is for the most part an unrealistic, hair-splitting mess. ("But Robin, tell us...
I've now had a few days to digest the NLRB's latest foray into regulating social media in the
workplace . I can sum up the NLRB's report in three words: What a mess.
In a mere 35 pages, the NLRB appears to have ripped the
UFCW Local 1500 filed a petition with the NLRB office in
Brooklyn, NY, alleging that NY grocery chain Stop & Shop's social-media
policy violates the National Labor Relations Act, reports Thomson
Reuters . The unions takes issue with the policy...
A employee responded to a supervisor's LinkedIn request
with the following joke: "f**ktard." More than a year later, the company
discovered the "f**ktard" post while establishing its own corporate LinkedIn
site. After the company...
Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board announced in this press release that it had issued a second social-media
report to help provide further guidance to practitioners and human resource
professionals. The social-media memo, a copy of which...
On May 30, 2012, Acting General Counsel ('AGC") Solomon issued his third memo on employer social media policies under the National Labor Relations Act. In that memo, he referenced the social media policies of several companies including General...