Tag Archives: social media

The NLRB Releases Website Vowing To Fight For Employees’ Rights

Over the past few months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been hard at work interpreting the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) commenting on everything from social media policies to arbitration agreements.  Recently, the NLRB undertook a major educational effort to educate employees about their rights under the NLRA and vowing to fight for […]

NLRB’s Third Report on Social Media Expands Reach of An Outdated NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently issued administrative rulings on seven cases pertaining to employer policies governing employee use of social media, whereby it held that six of the seven policies violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  On May 30, 2012, the Board’s Acting General Counsel, Lafe Salomon, issued his third […]

UPDATE: Maryland Protects Employees’ Facebook Password Privacy

The Maryland State Senate unanimously passed a bill titled, “Labor and Employment – Username and Password Privacy Protection and Exclusions.” If Governor O’Malley signs it, Maryland will become the first state to prohibit employers from requiring potential candidates to provide passwords to their Facebook accounts. The bill, which “Prohibit[s] an employer from requesting or requiring […]

Employer, Employee Disputes Over Social Networking Site Use

Social media like Facebook and Twitter have added yet another dynamic to the employer-employee relationship. Many businesses and even non-profit organizations encourage, if not require, their employees to use social media to promote the interests of the business or organization. For example, news agencies like CNN have incorporated social media components to their shows and […]