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Legal Considerations for Employers during Election Years—Part III

With the Presidential election heating up, employers may see an increasing interest in politics among their employees.  As we have covered recently in the Work Knowledge Blog, private employers are not bound by the First Amendment’s right to free speech.  But employees do have certain limited rights in the workplace relevant in election years, including … Continue reading this entry

Employers Are Not Going to "Like" This NLRB Decision on Social Media

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has issued yet another decision which should cause all employers, even those without unions, to think very carefully before disciplining any employee for their actions on social media. In its recent Triple Play Sports Bar ruling, the Board found that clicking the “Like” button on Facebook was protected concerted … Continue reading this entry

You Posted My Medical Information on Facebook?!?!?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment. An employer is required to make a reasonable accommodation to an employee’s known disability if it would not impose an undue hardship on the employer’s business. In the course of exploring an employee’s limitations … Continue reading this entry

NLRB Claims That Disparaging Facebook Posting Is Protected Activity

The NLRB’s general counsel recently filed a complaint against an employer for terminating an employee who used her personal Facebook page to post disparaging remarks about her supervisor. The company had a written policy that prohibited employees from posting disparaging remarks online about the company or employees’ supervisors, co-workers, or competitors. The NLRB contends that … Continue reading this entry