Social Media Policies for Employers: A Few Notes on the NLRA

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In a December 9 post on Erickson’s Social Networking Law Blog, Dickinson attorney Megan Erickson discussed recent action by the National Labor Relations Board, pointing out that employees’ Facebook posts or other online communications may be protected under the National Labor Relations Act. Many private employers do not realize Section 7 of the NLRA protects the rights of all employees, regardless of union status, to engage in protected “concerted activities,” such as discussing wages, work conditions, and other terms of employment. In a new related post, Erickson lists points employers should consider – in light of the NLRB’s recent action – when reviewing or updating social media policies.

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