Update: Social media & labor law
Jonathan Sweet, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2013
Filed under Jonathan Sweet
So, an interesting update on my post earlier this week about making sure your social media policy doesn’t violate labor law.
The National Labor Relations Board decision that set that precedent protecting employees’ social media writings may end up not mattering after all. That’s because a federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority when he appointed three members to the board in January 2012.
The court also ruled that any decision the board has made since then – including the December decision I mentioned in my earlier post – is invalid. The issue will probably go to the U.S. Supreme Court before it’s settled.
Whatever happens, it’s worth making sure you’re smart about protecting yourself with a good social media policy.