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Tag Archives: social media policy

Some Guidance for Employers on Drafting Lawful Conduct Rules

Posted in Employee Handbooks
Earlier this month, the NLRB’s Division of Advice (“Advice”) released a memorandum that opined on a variety of CVS Health’s (the “Company’s”) policies.  It considered whether those policies were “unlawfully overbroad” as they related to employees’ Section 7 rights under the NLRA.  It found that some were, but most were not. The advice memorandum is… Continue Reading

Policies on Employee Appearance and Social Media Use Declared Unlawful

Posted in Employee Discipline, NLRB
Recently, the NLRB, in a three-member panel of Chairman Pearce (D) and Members Hirozawa (D) and Johnson (R), ruled on more employee handbook provisions covering an expanse of topics including social media, employee conduct, and dress and grooming. In Boch Imports, Inc., the NLRB determined that the employer, a car dealer, violated the NLRA by… Continue Reading

Are There Any Policies I Can Keep in My Employee Handbook? NLRB Continues Tearing Apart Well-Intentioned Employer Policies

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Ashley Manfull On the heels of last month’s NLRB decision in Costco Wholesale Corp., 358 N.L.R.B. No. 106 (Sept. 7, 2012), an administrative law judge (“ALJ”) for the NLRB has issued a new opinion finding portions of an employer’s social media policy unlawful, and directing the employer to remove other policies. … Continue Reading

NLRB Continues Its Focus on Employer Handbooks

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Ashley Manfull Employers beware. The NLRB remains very interested in what you say in your employee handbook or other written policies and procedures. Its most recent decision even dipped its toe into the much publicized social media world, but didn’t directly confront a “social media policy” of the type the AGC has issued… Continue Reading

A Moment of Clarity: Third Report on Social Media Provides Employers with a Policy Deemed Entirely Lawful

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Ashley Manfull In an extremely significant report concerning social media cases, issued on May 30, 2012, the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel (AGC) has provided more guidance to employers with social media policies.  Perhaps the most helpful information for labor professionals comes at the end of the 22 page report (pdf). In concluding… Continue Reading