Tag Archives: social media

The Trouble with ‘Twibel’: A New Social Media Headache for Employers

You may feel like a twit when it comes to your understanding of Twitter, but it is time to add the word “Twibel” to your company’s vocabulary — and more importantly, to your overall social media strategy, says Porter Wright…

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Employer Violated NLRA by Firing Workers for Facebook Postings

Clothing retailer Bettie Page must reinstate three terminated employees with back pay and rescind an unlawful handbook rule, said the National Labor Relations Board in affirming a lower court’s finding that the employer violated several provisions of the National Labor…

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NLRB Gives Big-box Retailer Bad News About Social Media Policy

In recently finding that the social media policy of Costco Wholesale Corp. violated federal labor law, the National Labor Relations Board took its scrutiny of such employer policies to the next level: This the first time that the full board…

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Reporting Businesses FLSA Violations Is Now Just a Smartphone App Away

Business owners should be aware that customers typing away on their smartphones might actually be reporting FLSA violations to the U.S. Department of Labor. DOL’s recently created smartphone app, “Eat Shop Sleep,” allows users to search for places to eat,…

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Social Media: HR Should Heed Two Lessons From New NLRB Report

Based on recent case law, when it comes to social media, human resources (HR) professionals need to be mindful of the scope of their policies, as well as the context of employee comments on that platform, according to the National…

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Social Media: Don’t Get Off Track With the Law in Monitoring Employees

Recently, we posted survey results from the Society of Human Resource Management showing that almost a third of respondents monitor employees’ use of social media platforms. Hopefully, they are also tracking the laws that could limit the extent of such…

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Social Media: SHRM Reports How More Employers Are Plugging in

Nearly 70 percent of organizations are using social media to reach external audiences and build relationships with current and potential customers, and/or potential employees, with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter being the top three sites used, according to a survey by…

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Social Media: Salesman Correctly Fired After Disparaging Facebook Posts

Facebook’s not the place to make grossly disparaging remarks about your employer – that should not be a new concept to most employees. And while employers should be careful about overly restrictive policies, there is a line beyond which employees can be…

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Social Media: NLRB Says Employees’ Job Complaints on Facebook Are Protected

An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by firing five employees who complained on Facebook — off-hours — about their jobs, an administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held. So the employer must do…

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Social Media: An Employer’s FMLA Rant Could Cause Someone to RETALIATE

When it comes to workplace policy on social media, much attention is on the inappropriate actions of lower-level employees. But what happens when the loose cannon is the boss? One recent news article shows that in such cases, it’s best…

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