Attys See Lessons In NLRB Social Media Stats

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has fielded 129 cases involving social media, according to a report released Friday, underscoring the need for employers to examine overly broad prohibitions against employees communicating online, as well as resulting disciplinary actions, attorneys say.

The NLRB has reviewed 117 charges, and the agency's general counsel office has issued four complaints, based on unfair labor practice cases with a social media component, including a significant percentage arising from nonunionized workplaces, said the report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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