Social Media Policy Mess

  The use of social media in the workplace and even beyond the workplace has gotten to be pretty confusing. I am not even sure I can make sense of the social media policy mess. Some of the attorneys I know cannot make sense of some of it either, especially with the machinations of the …

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Social Media Usage as a Knowledge Creation Tool

I was having a discussion with a group of HR people the other day on the value of social media in the workplace. The group ran the gamut from “totally on board” to “don’t see the value of it” to “just plain afraid of it”. It is no secret of my point of view on …

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Fire For Facebook "Concerted Activity", Risk Getting a Union

Everyone in management today needs to learn the term “concerted activity.” It means trouble in today’s social media world. The National Labor Relations Board has filed yet another complaint against a company for firing workers for remarks made on Facebook. The case involved a company where one employee made a comment about other employees not …

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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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