Audit, Compliance and Risk Blog

Managing Employee Use of Social Media Without Breaking Employment Law

Posted by Jon Elliott on Wed, Oct 24, 2012

Is your organization one of the many with policies restricting employees’ use of social and other electronic media? If so, you need to consider last month’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision, finding that Costco’s policy violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision is another recent example of a regulator’s interpretation of ambiguous employer policies in ways that protect employee rights by using the employer’s ambiguity against it – and reinforce that employment law best practices require clarity and narrow drafting.

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Tags: Employer Best Practices, Employee Rights, Internet, NLRB