Employers’ Social Media Policies Come Under Regulatory Scrutiny

The US National Labor Relations Board has ruled that private organizations¬†cannot ban “disrespectful” posts that criticize the employer if those policies discourage workers from exercising their right to communicate with one another with the aim of improving wages, benefits or working conditions.

However, offensive posts by employees who are venting personal feelings rather than taking concerted action to improve conditions are not protected by federal law.

Via NYTimes.com