March 27, 2012 Articles

The NLRB and Social Media: A Work in Progress

Employers need to draft clearly defined social-media policies.

By Anthony M. Rainone and Jason Watson – March 27, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued two Operations-Management Memos with the title of “Report of the Acting General Counsel Concerning Social Media Cases,” one in August 2011 (OM 11-74) and another in January 2012 (OM 12-31). The reports summarize the NLRB’s treatment of the cases involving social media policies or activities, which provides the labor and employment bar helpful preventive counseling guidance or guidance for dealing with unfair labor practice charges involving social media policies or activities.

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