NLRB provides clarification of an acceptable social media policy


Mr article analyzes a recent NLRB Advice Memorandum regarding Cox Communications' social media policy. The NLRB found that their social media policy was lawful becasue it met its two step analysis in determining whether the maintenance of a work rule would "reasonably tend to chill cemployees in the excercise of their Section 7 rights." Significantly, the NLRB found that a "savings clause" at the begining of a social media policy and a detailed description of what conduct was being proscribed ensured that employees would not interpret ambiguous provsioins in a way that would restrict Section 7 activity.

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