Faceboook turned 10 this week and has essentially changed the way more than a billion people connect with each other via the Internet. But what's to be done when one of those people is an employee who is sharing harmful workplace information?
Long-term care providers must have a system in place to notify workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by Tuesday or risk disciplinary measures. On Aug. 30, the National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule instructing private-sector employers that they must issue workers' rights notices where other workplace notices are similarly posted. Employers also need to post to Internet or intranet sites, if that is what is usually used to communicate similar matters with employees.
The National Labor Relation Board's Acting General Counsel has released a report summarizing a number of recent NLRB decisions involving employers' restrictions on employee use of social media. They provide insight as to how the NLRB is currently reviewing social media issues that impact employee rights.