NLRB Guidance on Protected Concerted Activities and Social Media

December 23, 2011: Throughout 2011, the NLRB's General Counsel increasingly has used its power to issue and prosecute unfair labor practice complaints against employers that have disciplined employees for Facebook, Twitter or other social media posts that the employers considered detrimental to their business.

The General Counsel also has issued complaints against employers for promulgating social media policies that it believed was overbroad because they tended to prohibit employees from engaging in protected activity.

Click here to read more on the guidelines from the employer-sponsored website Employee Benefit News.


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