Employment Law Daily (01/27/12)
Lafe Solomon, the acting general counsel for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, has released a new report providing guidance on the rules employers are allowed place on employees when discussing work on social media. The NLRB says that “employer policies should not be so sweeping that they prohibit the kinds of activity protected by federal labor law, such as the discussion of wages or working conditions among employees.” However, “an employee’s comments on social media are generally not protected if they are mere gripes not made in relation to group activities among employees.”
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