Is Your Social Media Policy Legal? Protect Yourself & Your Employees

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on September 3, 2013

You want to encourage your employees to be social ambassadors and share your brand with all their friends and followers. But you’ve also heard horror stories of employees taking to the social networks to post offensive, obscene and inappropriate comments and actions relating to their jobs. (Domino’s Pizza and Taco Bell, anyone?) As you work to strike a balance between inspiring positive social conversations and limiting negative or inappropriate comments, you also need to consider where the law comes into play. What can you legally prohibit your employees from doing? What social media activities can you protect yourself against as an employer, without infringing on your employees’ rights?

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Topics: Business, national labor relations act, national labor relations b, national labor relations bureau, NLRA, NLRB, social media, Social Media Education, social media policy

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