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
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
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
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
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
Social media policies. Chances are your company has one, is in the process of drafting one, or is worried about not having one. Employees continue to gripe about their jobs and their bosses on Facebook, as states like...more
In This Issue:
- Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Decision on Surviving Merger Entity’s Ability to Enforce Noncompetition Agreements
- “Sweet” Decision for California Employers: Court Approves Time Rounding in Case...more
Wow, 2012 was quite the year for the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”)! Last year, we discussed the Board’s agenda, which at the time we described as aggressive, but with the benefit of...more
In the waning days of 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued several game-changing decisions that are important to all private sector employers—both union and nonunion....more
In This Issue:
- NLRB Protects Workers' Rights to Post About Job on Facebook
- 6 States Ban Companies from Asking for Social Media Passwords
- Health Law Requires Employers to Offer Family Care to All
In this week’s Connecticut Law Tribune, I filed my annual “forecast” of employment law for 2013. As with the weather forecasts, it is subject to change on a moment’s notice. So drink your “tea” with a grain of...more
Our series over the next 10 days will highlight the top issues, as we see them, in privacy and security for 2013. Yesterday, we looked at the increase in cybcersecurity disclosure by public companies, triggered by the...more
In another decision that affects non-union as well as union employers, the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that comments posted on Facebook are protected in the same manner and to the same extent as comments...more
On September 20, 2011, we reported on Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., the first National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge decision examining an employee's discharge for social media activity. Recently, the...more
In a flurry of year-end activity, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) has issued a number of significant decisions. The following is excerpted from the NLRB’s press release issued on December 21....more
Last week the NLRB issued several significant decisions. In the press release announcing the decisions, the agency noted that most were actually issued “the week of December 10, but were issued this week following editing and...more
In September 2011, we alerted you to the decision in Hispanics United of Buffalo, a decision by a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) examining an employer’s termination of employees because...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Union Facebook Page Not Picket Line Extension: NLRB Judge
- Parody New York Times Twitter...more
Citing the Communications Decency Act, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge held that a union that maintained a Facebook page did not have a duty to disavow threatening comments posted by union...more
The NLRB has issued recent opinions and advice memoranda regarding employer policies and social media. This article summarizes the state of the law regarding employer social media policies as of April, 2012....more
By all accounts, 2011 was a busy year for the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”). In 2011, the Board saw a 17 percent increase in filings as compared to the prior year, which included both unfair labor practice charges...more
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