Category Archives: Social Media

Oct 10, 2017  |   By Amy Thomson →

When Employees Engage in Extremist Off-Duty Activity: What is an Employer to Do?

There is little doubt that if an employee spewed hate-filled racist messages in the workplace or wore a Nazi swastika t-shirt to work, the employer would have justification to terminate their employment.  Even in the public sector, where employers have First Amendment considerations, it would be hard to conclude that such behavior was constitutionally protected. However, what about off-duty behavior? After the recent events in     Continue reading

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May 18, 2015  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

Update: What Recent NLRB Activity Means for Employee Handbooks and Policies

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has recently released decisions and guidance with potentially significant implications for employee handbooks. These new developments are of mixed weight, and some we expect may eventually be more critical to incorporate than others. Regular review of your handbook by an employment attorney helps ensure that your company is up to date on these and other legal changes. This update     Continue reading

Posted in Best HR Practices, Featured, Labor Relations, Respectful Workplace, Social Media, Uncategorized   |  

Mar 6, 2012  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

An Effective Social Media Policy

A couple of years ago, a manager stormed into my office demanding that I launch a full investigation into something that had been posted anonymously online.  The particular social media website about which he was complaining allowed employees to post reviews about their company, and while not mentioned by name, the manager suspected that the employee was talking directly about him.  While I could certainly     Continue reading

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