NLRB Issues Guidance on Social Media Policies

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

Following on the heels of the August 2011 and January 2012 reports, Lafe E. Solomon, acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), issued a third report on May 30, 2012, in the form of an Operations Management Memorandum, on NLRB cases involving social media.

Unlike the first two reports, which discuss whether an employer violated rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when disciplining an employee for social media activity, this third NLRB report focused exclusively on workplace policies addressing employee use of social media.