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...
Teachers' use of social media continues to make
reported on a recent incident in New Jersey, involving Union High School
teacher, Viki Knox. Knox was suspended in response to outrage surrounding
comments she'd posted on her...
Just a quick post to introduce readers to Police Chief David O. Brown . He announces disciplinary actions and terminations (and the basis for them) on Twitter. For example:
I have terminated 911 Call Taker Moises Limon today for driving while under...
Because of the relative newness of the issue, it always seems newsworthy when the NLRB issues a social-media decision. World Color (USA) Corp. (NLRB 2/12/14) [ an enhanced version of this decision is available to lexis.com subscribers ], however, is much...
Does the National Labor Relations Act protect the mere act of an employee clicking the “Like” button on Facebook? According to Triple D, LLC v. NLRB (2nd Cir. 10/21/15) [pdf] , the answer is yes [subscribers can access an enhanced version...
A quartet of advice memos released by the NLRB's Office of the General Counsel over the past weeks suggests that the NLRB may be backing of its extreme protections of employee social media posts as protected, concerted activity.
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 time next week, I'll be in Denver to speak about
workplace social media issues at the annual Meritas Litigation and Labor & Employment Conference.
In preparing for my session, I came across the following statistics (taken from
California is now the third state to pass legislation banning employers from requesting or requiring the social-networking passwords of employees and applicants. The bill was passed by the state Assembly on Wednesday, reports the WSJ Blog . Maryland was...
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...
by Eric Sigda
In the last several months, the National Labor Relations
Board ("NLRB") has attracted attention by issuing complaints against employers
who disciplined or discharged employees for posting comments on Facebook or
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...
Now, where did I put the mustard for my deep fried Red Bull battered Twinkie dog? (Like I would ever use ketchup for that?!?)
While I search for the spicy brown, I'll get you caught up on the latest employment-law news...
Over at the Wall Street...
Yesterday, I covered the NLRA and concerted protected activity in my employment law class at Penn State. Here's the text from one of my slides:
Protected Concerted Activity
• Concerted - acting in “concert” with other employees...
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...