Today’s National Law Journal carries a piece by yours truly regarding the potential labor law implications of the growth of social media use in the workplace. Many astute observers have written on the intersection of social media with employment and privacy law. Today’s NLJ piece focuses on traditional labor law principles:
As the dramatic growth of social media continues to transform the manner in which we all interact with each other, prudent employers must consider traditional labor law principles when implementing workplace social media policies. The new National Labor Relations Board is paying attention to new media in all its forms, featuring its own Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Twitter feed. It is only a matter of time before this board directly addresses labor disputes arising out of the use of these media in the workplace.
You can read the entire piece here.