Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are changing the world of work, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken notice.
THE LAW: Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employee rights of “freedom of association, mutual aid or protection, self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively for wages and working conditions through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other protected concerted activities with or without a union.” It is illegal for workplace rules to abridge those rights.
The NLRA applies to all employers whether they are unionized or not.
WHAT’S NEW: Social media allow employees to communicate with many more people more quickly than ever. Some employers worry that their employees will use the instantaneous mass communications to share trade secrets, disclose confidential information or cast the company in a b...(register to read more)