NLRB May Weigh In On Facebook 'Likes,' Chairman Says

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board could decide whether an employee is protected by federal law when he or she clicks Facebook's "Like" button in one of two pending cases involving employees fired over conduct on the social media website, NLRB chairman Mark Pearce said Friday.

Pearce spoke at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Manhattan, where he touched on a number of high-profile cases and issues addressed by the NLRB during his tenure as chairman, including rulings on social media cases.

The Board...
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