Takeaways From NLRB's 1st Social Media Decision

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- In its first-ever decision on an employer's social media policy, the National Labor Relations Board  has found Costco Wholesale Corp.'s policy to be overly broad and unenforceable in the case Costco Wholesale Corporation, 34-CA-012421 (Sept. 7, 2012). The facets of this case provide a clear signal from the NLRB that it will follow the lead of its general counsel in scrutinizing social media policies even when they have not been applied to thwart union organizing.

Faced with the soaring use of social media, many employers have...
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