NLRB & Social Media

Last Thursday one of the Human Resources professionals from the Seltzer Group presented “Social Media and Harassment” at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Human Resources Summit. The topic was well-timed because earlier this month the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that they are evaluating employers’ social media policies and determining that many of these policies are unlawful toward the employees. Many of these policies were found to violate parts of the National Labor Relations Act, including prohibiting employee from making statements about the employer on social networking sites.

Social Media is a brand new issue for employers and we’re still in the beginning stages of creating policies and understanding the law. As social media in the workplace unfolds it is best for employers to have a policy, but to have that policy (and the rest of their handbook) reviewed by an HR professional who knows the laws and to make sure all employees understand their rights and responsibilities.

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Click here to watch The Seltzer Group’s Jennifer Davis explain part of the Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) to a group of HR professionals at the Hazleton Chamber’s Annual Human Resources Summit. To see the rest of Jennifer’s presentation please contact us at

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NLRB & Social Media was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Sarah McGorry