The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a third report on social media cases brought to the agency. The report focuses exclusively on employers’ policies governing the use of social media by employees.
The Operations Management Memo details seven cases involving such policies. In six cases, the General Counsel’s office found some provisions of the employer’s social media policy to be lawful. In the seventh case, the entire policy was found to be lawful.
According to the Board, provisions are found to be unlawful when they interfere with the rights of employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), such as the right to discuss wages and working conditions with co-workers.
HR.BLR.com will continue to monitor NLRB activity in this area and will provide further analysis on this topic.