Your Company's Social Media Policy Might Be Illegal

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Here's something that workers and employers alike have been grappling with: How much can employees talk about company matters on Facebook and other social media sites?

Employers have typically tried to restrict what their employees say online about work place issues, especially if their comments are negative. But federal labor regulators are pushing back. According to some recent rulings by the National Labor Relations Board, many companies' social media policies are illegal.

Steven Greenhouse has been reporting on all of this for our partner, The New York Times.


Steven Greenhouse

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