• NLRB Social Media Status Update: Is the Board Sending Employers a Friend Request?
  • September 9, 2011 | Authors: Arthur T. Carter; Matthew T. Deffebach; Dean J. Schaner; Alex Stevens
  • Law Firms: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office ; Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston Office ; Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Jose Office ; Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston Office ; Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office
  • Since the famous “Facebook firing” complaint in late 2010, many observers have worried that the majority-Democrat National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or the “Board”) social media focus was an attempt to establish pro-union, anti-employer precedent, giving employees free rein to disparage and criticize their employers online. However, both the Board’s acting General Counsel and the Division of Advice recently expressed views on this issue to suggest that these initial fears may have been overblown.