Topic: Social Media

Social Media in the Workplace: an NLRB Guidance Update

For your reference, here’s an updated reading list on the National Labor Relations Board’s recent guidance for employers re social media in the workplace: National Labor Relations Board Issues Social Media Report (McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC):  “Recently, the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (Board) released a report, basically a score… Read more »

Social Media and the Law – Employer Dos and Don’ts from the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board earlier this month issued three Advice Memorandums regarding the discipline of employees for their social media activity. From lawyers and law firms on JD Supra, here’s what you need to know about these and other recent NLRB positions on employee social media activity: Another Update on Social Media and Employee… Read more »

Employee Handbooks: 7 Tips to Getting Yours Done

“Every employee receives the same information about the rules of the workplace; employees know what is expected from them and what they can expect from the business. Having an employee handbook also may get offer legal protection if an employee later files an employment claim against the business…” Culled from lawyers and law firms writing… Read more »

Employment Background Checks: Two HR Law Updates

FYI: here are two recent legal updates looking at the tricky issues surrounding employee background checks – what you can look for, what’s out of bounds. The first piece of commentary, by law firm Fisher & Phillips, looks at the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 19, 2011, decision in NASA v. Nelson, with privacy implications that… Read more »

Link of the Day: Social Media Research + Employment Decisions: May Be a Recipe for Litigation

From law firm Sheppard Mullin: “We are the Google generation. We meet someone interesting, and then search the Internet to learn more about them. There is nothing wrong with doing this in the context of networking, making new friends, or pitching for business. However, searching the Internet for information about someone who is trying to… Read more »

Social Media in the Workplace: A Legal Update

For your reference, here’s a reading list of the most recent articles on JD Supra to help you stay abreast of the myriad legal considerations raised by social media in the workplace. (See archives of previous reading lists at bottom of post.) » – Social Media Use Policies – Fact Versus Fiction (by Miller & Martin… Read more »

Link of the Day: What’s Not To Like About Social Media?

Commentary from law firm Sands Anderson: “Whether it is the creation of instant stardom for a homeless man (the “voice” Ted Williams) through a viral YouTube video, or the tweeting of a congresswoman’s imminent meeting in a parking lot and subsequent tweeting of the tragedy that followed, social media has changed the way we live,… Read more »