The NLRB and the Social Media: How to Avoid Violation of The NLRA Even in Non-Union Workplaces


September 05, 2017


Melissa Fleischer

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently decided that disciplining employees for social media posts that constitute "protected concerted activity" violates the National Labor Relations Act. This is true even in non-unionized workplaces. The NLRB has also determined many clauses that are standard in most employer’s social media policies violate the National Labor Relations Act. How can you protect your organization? Attend this informative HR Webinar to learn what you should and should not include in your social media policy. Which type of prohibitions can land your organization in hot water with the NLRB? This webinar will provide an in-depth review of exactly what the NLRB considers "protected concerted activity” and provide a comprehensive review of the cases before the NLRB, including a crucial review the NLRB’s General Counsel memo outlining the NLRB’s position on social media policies.

Attend this webinar to gain an in-depth review of what exactly the NLRB considers protected "concerted activity" and provide a comprehensive review of the cases before the NLRB, including review of the NLRB's General Counsel memo outlining the NLRB's stand on social media policies.

Learning Objective:

  • That the NLRB has Jurisdiction in all workplaces not just unionized workplaces.
  • When employees online posts constitute "Protected Concerted Activity" and when it doesn't.
  • The NLRB's definition of "Protected Concerted Activity."
  • NLRB's actions against employers which have disciplined employees for online comments and posts.
  • The difference between employees' "whining online" vs. posting covered as "protected concerted activity."
  • What the NLRB does not want to see in your social media policy.
  • Best Practices for drafting your social media policy so it does not violate the NLRA
  • When can you safely discipline employees for social media posts, and when you'll risk NLRB charges.

The objectives of the presentation are to cover important topics like:

  • The NLRA and what it prohibits
  • The NLRB's position on social media policies
  • The NLRB's recent aggressive stance on social media and disciplining an employee for what they say or do on social media
  • Overview of many of the NLRB's recent cases and what they mean for you

Who Should Attend:

  • HR,
  • Benefits,
  • Managers,
  • Supervisors,
  • Training,
  • In-house counsel,
  • Financial officers,
  • CEOs

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