Monday, October 26, 2015

That is SO last week

Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its summary decision in Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille.  Affirming the National Labor Relations Board, the Court held that an employee’s Facebook comments about working conditions, despite vulgar language directed at the owners, was protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act.  The Court also concluded that another employee’s likes of the post were protected. This decision underscores the importance of social media in employee relations and is a reminder that employers who wish to discipline employees because of social media activity should proceed with caution. 
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