Jun 112012
 
A Quiz on Social Media Policies

You probably know that President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board has been somewhat more activist than its predecessors, taking action (since withdrawn) against Boeing for trying to open a plant in union-unfriendly South Carolina and issuing regulations (since enjoined) requiring employers to post notices informing their employees about their rights to organize. As I’ve blogged about before, NLRB’s Acting General Counsel (acting, because the President can’t get the Senate to confirm him) has been busy [...]

Feb 292012
 
Social Media Policies

Thanks to services like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, it’s possible for your employees to reveal harmful, embarrassing or confidential information to the entire world in the blink of an eye. To help mitigate this risk, many companies have adopted “Social Media Policies” to regulate what their employees can do in social media.  But, as a string of recent cases brought by the National Labor Relations Board demonstrate, employers need to be careful about what’s in [...]