Facebook Firing Shows NLRB Eyeing Workplace Web Chatter

Law360, San Diego (May 30, 2013, 10:20 PM ET) -- The National Labor Relations Board’s holding this month that Skinsmart Dermatology didn’t break federal labor law when it fired a worker for disparaging the company in a Facebook group message may be pro-employer, but lawyers warn that it signals the agency will be looking more closely at social media posts relating to job security, wages and other shared workplace concerns, even if they don't discuss group action.

In an advice memorandum issued May 16, the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel said the worker’s firing didn't...
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