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NLRB Continues to Speak Out on Social Media

Posted in Employee Privacy, Privacy Regulation

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon issued his third and latest report on social media cases, providing specific guidance on how to construct a lawful social media policy.  In the report, Solomon takes a narrow view of what types of policy provisions are acceptable and instructs, for example, that certain confidentiality provisions, rules against “friending” co-workers, and blanket prohibitions of disparaging remarks are unlawful because they unduly restrict employees’ rights to discuss working conditions and terms and conditions of employment under the National Labor Relations Act.

Our Mintz Levin colleagues over at the Employment Matters blog have posted an analysis of the report and if your company is struggling with social media issues (who isn’t?)  - click here.