How to Navigate The Treacherous World of Social Media
August 2, 2015
Widespread employee use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media has drawn the attention of both the NLRB and the EEOC, and employers need to be careful about their policies in this area. For example, some social media postings are protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, although some are not. Balch & Bingham attorneys Armin J. Moeller, Jr. and Ashley Eley Cannady explain how the line is drawn and give some example of each. They also look at how employers who want to access employee social media information may be constrained by anti-discrimination and other laws enforced by the EEOC.
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