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Does Your Social Media Policy Cover Photos and Videos in the Workplace?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

There is a certain bit of irony about recording an interview at work that appears on YouTube about, well, employees posting videos from work. But if you can look past the irony, you might learn a few things. In my interview with LXBN this week, we talked about how we got to this point with… Continue Reading

Mama Don’t Take My Kodachrome Away; NLRB Agrees

Posted in Highlight, Labor Law & NRLB, Social Media

Kodachrome You give us those nice bright colors You give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah! I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away – Paul Simon, “Kodachrome” A few months back, I was one… Continue Reading

The Last Post About Social Media & Employment Law Ever. (Maybe.) (Not Really.)

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NRLB, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Social Media

Yesterday, The New York Times — about a gazillion years after this blog and other employment law blogs talked about it ad nauseum — wrote their definitive piece entitled on how “federal regulators” are “ordering employers to scale back policies that limit what employees can say online.” The headline?  “Even If It Enrages Your Boss,… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Ban On Cell Phones; NLRB & Social Media; Nursing Mothers; Retaliation, LinkedIn

Posted in Labor Law & NRLB, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Social Media, Wage & Hour

As another week passes by (seriously, where did January go already?), here are a few odds and ends that are worth a mention: Earlier this month, new rules regarding limits on the use of mobile phones went into effet by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.   The rule covers ”both, drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce,… Continue Reading

Class Action Waiver For Employment? Not So Fast, Says the NLRB

Posted in Class Actions, Labor Law & NRLB

Last year, I talked a lot about a U.S. Supreme Court case that seemed to open the door for employers to use mandatory arbitration agreements that precluded employees from using class actions to sue their employers.  But I noted at the time that this was a quickly shifting landscape. A few days ago, the NLRB… Continue Reading

NLRB Administrative Law Judge: Facebook Firings Illegal

Posted in Labor Law & NRLB, Social Media

For a while now, there’s been a lot of chatter about the NLRB’s take on social media and whether employees’ use of Facebook could be “protected concerted activity”.  I’ve done many recaps including here and here. Now, for the first time, an administrative law judge (in Hispanics United of Buffalo) has found that employees’ comments… Continue Reading

NLRB: Not All Employee Facebook Posts Deserve Protection After All

Posted in Highlight, Labor Law & NRLB, Social Media

Last fall, the NLRB made headlines when it brought a complaint against a Connecticut employer for disciplining an employee for her Facebook posts. Back then, some commentators wondered what the limits were going to be. But over the last few weeks, quietly, we’ve been getting some of the answers. Just not in the format you’re… Continue Reading

Personnel Policies Up to Date? NLRB May Take Issue; CBA Seminar Recap Part II

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NRLB

Yesterday, I started my recap of the Connecticut Bar Association seminar on social media & employment law that I had the opportunity to speak at.  In today’s post, I’m going to focus on another portion of what NLRB Regional Director Jonathan Kreisberg said at the seminar — something that may impact employers that have unions… Continue Reading