Should an employer have a written social media policy?
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Imagine if you will, that a company-sponsored website allows employees to post comments. During the course of a union strike, an employee who chooses to cross the picket line posts a comment threatening to kill union members...more
The efforts of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to expand the definition of employee activity protected by section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and its aggressive prosecution of employers alleged to...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Employment law attorney Kraig Marton discusses whether an employer should have a written social media policy. He also talks about whether an employee can get in trouble for what they...more
There’s no doubt about it – Facebook is the 21st Century water cooler. Workers who used to gather in the break room to talk about the latest sports news, the newest outrageous celebrity scandal, or the latest office gossip...more
In This Issue:
- 13 States Set to Raise Minimum Wage, 11 More Consider Increases
- EEOC Reports $372.1M in Monetary Relief for Workplace Bias Claims
- N.Y.U. Graduate Assistants Vote to Affiliate with UAW
This is the time of year to anxiously look forward to all that is anticipated to come in 2014. But it is also the time to look back at all that has happened in 2013. Rather than simply give you links to all of the stimulating...more
A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge recently held that while two employees’ Facebook discussions were concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the particular conduct at...more
As turkeys and pumpkin pie ingredients fill grocery carts across America, employee privacy issues fill the workplace. A recent survey shows that younger employees, ages 18 to 25, are more concerned about their privacy in the...more
On September 18, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee's act of clicking the "Like" button on Facebook constitutes speech protected by the First Amendment. This ruling signals an extension of...more
The ubiquitous thumbs-up icon in Facebook has gained new prominence for private employers. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that an employee fired for "liking" the campaign...more
Employer use of social media information in employment decisions has received much attention in the past couple of years. As we have previously reported, several states have passed laws precluding employers from asking for...more
Employers with a non-union workforce may be surprised to learn that their non-supervisory employees have legal protections enforced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB has recently taken an aggressive...more
In February of 2009, a Wisconsin medical center fired several nurses after they electronically posted patient x-rays to their Facebook page, revealing the presence of a potentially embarrassing foreign object. As a result,...more
Social media is one of the fastest growing tools businesses use to employ marketing tactics in a timely and cost effective manner. ...more
In this presentation:
- How Does Social Media Work For You?
- When Social Media Works Against You
- Others’ IP
- The Pinterest Question: “ But, What About Fair Use?”
- Argh, so many...more
The "Facebook Firing" cases continue with the NLRB deciding more often than not that employees fired for Facebook postings engaged in "protected concerted activity" under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") and are...more
Is liking something expressive activity protected by the First Amendment? Does being a Facebook “friend” create the appearance of impropriety requiring the judge to recuse himself from the case?...more
Providing yet another example of how online social networking can amount to protected conduct under the National Labor Relations Act, the NLRB ruled earlier this month in New York Party Shuttle, LLC and Fred Pflantzer, CN:...more
In a recent decision involving employee social media activity, the National Labor Relations Board held that a high-end clothing boutique in San Francisco violated the National Labor Relations Act when it terminated employees...more
As we have discussed in several previous alerts, the National Labor Relations Board continues to pursue complaints against employers related to an expanding realm of policies and social media activity. In another recent...more
Employee use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other internet social sites, whether at the workplace and during work time or off-duty, can be a minefield for both employees and employers....more
Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or the “Act”), 29 USC § 157, protects both union and non-union employees who form, join and assist labor unions, participate in collective bargaining, and engage in “other...more
Based on the number of social media decisions from the National Labor Relations Board over the past two years, most employers understand that when employee Facebook postings constitute “protected activity” under the National...more
Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. YouTube. Blogs. Email. Texts. Social media in the workplace has become a fact of life for all employers. Companies are learning that these once feared social media sites can be powerful marketing...more
As use of social media continues to increase, so do concerns by employers regarding employee use of social media as it relates to the workplace. In response, many employers are drafting new or revised policies covering use of...more
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