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NLRB Takes Enforcement Action

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—U.S.

May 27, 2011

Organizations planning to fire employees based on comments they've made using social media may want to know about three recent enforcement actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In an Info Law Group blog post, partner Boris Segalis provides details on the actions, the latest of which, he says, "makes a strong statement about the agency's view on the scope of employee social media protection, including the discussion topics the agency views as protected. The action item for employers is to carefully review and, as appropriate, revise their social media and employee conduct policies to ensure consistency with the NLRB guidance." (Editor's note: Yesterday's Web conference, "Workplace Privacy - A Survey of New Developments," discusses new obligations for global employers based on the developments of the past year. To hear more from Segalis and others, you may purchase the recording.)
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