Can I Fire This Twit Over That Tweet?

“Can I Fire This Twit Over That Tweet? Social Media, Labor Law and the NLRB” is a guide that we have created to help employers navigate the new labor laws tied to to social media.

Posted by Joe Gerard in Collecting and preserving digital evidence, Collecting Evidence, Gathering Information, Searching for evidence online on November 29th, 2011
Does your organization use social media? Have you developed a social media policy? What about training and educating employees about acceptable social media use? If you answered no to either of the last two questions, you could be in trouble.

According to a recent survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), only 27% of companies provide some form of social media training to employees who use social media on behalf of the company. In another survey from DLA Piper, it was reported that over one third of employers have disciplined employees for improper social media use.

Until recently, there has been little guidance for employers, leaving them guessing, and often making costly mistakes. But as the NLRB deals with the increasing number of cases,  it’s now possible to expound on some of the lessons that have been learned. “Can I Fire This Twit Over That Tweet? Social Media, Labor Law and the NLRB” is a guide that we have created to help employers navigate the new labor laws tied to to social media.

Read this guide to learn:

  • How to create a social media policy
  • [isight-ad]How to educate employees about acceptable social media use
  • What ‘protected concerted activity’ is and why you can’t fire an employee for engaging in it
  • Real guidance from actual cases handled by the NLRB
Click on the ad on the right hand side of this post to download the guide.

Joe Gerard
Joe Gerard

CEO, i-Sight

Spend my days showing off the i-Sight investigative case management software and finding ways to help clients improve their investigations. Usually working with corporate security, HR & employee relations, compliance and legal teams.

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