October 01, 2019 Feature

Can an Employer’s Social Media Policy Violate the National Labor Relations Act?

Chase Victorson

In the social media era, companies are being exposed to new modes of communication that make getting a message to the four corners of the earth easy to accomplish and nearly impossible to undo, especially when the information is scandalous and comes from a seemingly reliable source, such as an employee. Accordingly, companies are increasingly looking at their employment policies, specifically their social media policies (SMPs), to protect their interests. Unfortunately, some employers are crafting their SMPs in such a way that they violate the National Labor Relations Act.

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