• NLRB Strikes Down Handbook Policy on Social Media as Overbroad
  • September 26, 2012
  • Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On September 7, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”) held that an employer’s social media policy prohibiting statements that “damage the Company, defame any individual or damage any person’s reputation” violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The Board found that employees would reasonably construe the policy to restrict certain protected concerted activities, namely communications, regarding the employer’s treatment of its employees.