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NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon offered some insight into the NLRB’s interest in Social Media earlier this month when he spoke at the Annual Conference on Labor at New York University. During his presentation, Solomon revealed that every one of the 52 NLRB regional offices across the country has at least one pending case presenting issues about employee use of Social Media or an employee’s policy concerning the use of Social Media. Solomon…
It’s hard to miss the National Labor Relations Board’s recent activity targeting employer decisions based on workers’ use of social media – as it attempts to establish parameters in the work-life balance between social media and rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act. Just when employers understandably may feel compelled to stop basing employment decisions on social media use, a recent Advice Memorandum is giving employers hope. The Arizona Daily Star had encouraged its…
Seemingly intent on making sure it is perceived as current, if not trendy, today’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has continued to demonstrate an avid interest in social media. Not only is it paying attention to new media in all its forms, but it is also actively participating, with a Facebook page, a YouTube channel and a Twitter feed. On April 12, 2011, the NLRB General Counsel issued a memorandum (pdf) to NLRB Regional Directors…