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Employment Law: NLRB Rules that Workers can Organize via Email


My regular readers know that I often check in with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and their rulings concerning employees’ use of social media and other electronic communication tools (here’s one previous blog post on the subject.) December 2014 brought some big news in the world of employment law: the NLRB overturned a previous ruling that restricted employees’ use of company email for union organizing communications. What’s the ruling all about, and does it affect non-unionized workplaces?

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Social Media Law: Can an Employee be Fired for a Facebook Like?


Time for another social media law update. Last year a federal appeals court ruled that Facebook “Likes” are speech protected by the First Amendment. Now the National Labor Relations Board has issued a ruling concerning an employee who was fired for liking another employee’s Facebook status update – which, as you might expect, was critical of the company.

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NLRB Addresses Employees’ Use of Company Logos and Trademarks


NLRB Addresses Employees’ Use of Company Logos and Trademarks For the last few years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been issuing rulings that tend to broadly interpret employees’ rights when it comes to company social media policies. What about company logos and trademarks? Can a company’s intellectual property be used by an employee even when the use is arguably against the company’s interest?

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