Category Archives: Social Media

Registration Still Open for Skoler Abbott’s Labor and Employment Law Symposium

The DOL’s new overtime regulations go into effect December 1, 2016.  To help employers prepare for these significant changes, the attorneys at Skoler, Abbott & Presser are holding a symposium to address strategies and best practices for handling the new … Continue reading

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NLRB Holds: Employers Can Lawfully Terminate Employee for Boasting about Insubordination and Disruptive Workplace Conduct on Facebook

by Amelia J. Holstrom In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has looked carefully at online employee conversations to determine whether those conversations qualify as protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act.  Under the Act, Employees … Continue reading

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Facebook “Likes” Protected by the National Labor Relations Act

by John S. Gannon I like you.  You like me.  Are we protected by the NLRB?  A new decision demonstrates that employees who “like” social media content just might be. The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that an employee … Continue reading

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Social Media on the EEOC’s Radar

by John S. Gannon Social media has taken the world by storm.  A study last year revealed that 72% of adults in the U.S. use social networking sites.  This number grew astronomically from the 8% who said they used social … Continue reading

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Employers Win Latest Round in Social Media Prize Fight

By John S. Gannon We’ve written extensively on the battle between ticked off employers and their disgruntled employees who lash out on social media.  First there was the car salesman who was lawfully fired for posting pictures of and mocking … Continue reading

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Another Virtual Win for Employees

It’s no secret that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a fan of social media.  General Counsel for the agency has issued three advice memos on the topic that examined numerous employer social media policies and decisions to terminate … Continue reading

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NLRB Upholds Firing of Employee for Inappropriate Facebook Posts

The National Labor Relations Board has been cracking down hard on social media policies and on discipline for posts on Facebook and other social media sites on the basis that certain social media activity constitutes concerted activity protected by Section … Continue reading

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