Careful Where You Step

March 2012Articles New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly
Over the past year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reviewed a number of cases dealing with employers’ attempts to manage their employees’ activities in cyberspace through the promulgation of social media policies and/or disciplinary action. The NLRB’s focus on this issue is a reminder to all employers that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) requires employers to balance their efforts to protect their corporate reputations, customers and business associates from harassing and untruthful allegations on the Internet against their employees’ rights to discuss their working conditions.