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Where’s the “Dislike” Button? 2nd Circuit Affirms Employee-Friendly Social Media Ruling

In my last post on HR legalist, I outlined the current state of the law regarding employee social media use.  One trend I have been following is the National Labor Relations Board’s expansion of protections for employees who criticize their employers on social media.  For the most part, the NLRB’s rulings in this area have gone unchallenged in the federal courts, meaning that employers who discipline or terminate employees for critical posts could find themselves in hot water before one of the Board’s Administrative Law Judges.  This is significant because the NLRB has the power to award back pay, strike down employer policies, and even reinstate terminated employees. Continue Reading