Are employees protected from termination for social media posts?

Curt Schilling, former superstar turned ESPN announcer, was prominent in the news last week because he got fired for comments he made about the North Carolina “bathroom” law. (If you are not familiar with what that is you click here.) Many people may have thought that Schilling was protected in his comments, so what is …

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The NLRB and the EEOC are primed to sue you for using social media in the hiring process

The use of social media has been used for finding candidates for several years. It is an excellent tool for finding both active and passive candidates. But its use comes with some potential downsides because the government doesn’t like you using it. Exposed to more than a résumé Apparently the government’s dislike of the use …

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Turnabout is not Fair Play

  If you have been paying attention, to either my blog posts or others or the HR literature, you know the National Labor Relations Board has been enforcing protection of workers’ rights in their use of social media. But not everyone is protected. Turnabout is not fair play. A refresher on Section 7 The NLRB …

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Why Everyone in HR Needs to Know About "Protected Concerted Activity"

There are many HR people who are unfamiliar with labor law, especially here in the Southeast. But recent events dealing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) make it clear that everyone in HR, and management for that matter, needs to know something about it. The Democrat controlled (read Labor controlled) NLRB is in a …

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