Social Media in the Workplace: New California Law places restrictions on employer access to social media.
The landscape regarding social media in the workplace continues to evolve at a fairly rapid pace. In my article, titled: “New California Law and New NLRB Decision On Social Media” I detail two key developments for employers. First, in late September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law (California AB 1844) that places certain restrictions on employer access to employee social media accounts. Read my post to learn more about the California law, and how it differs from the new laws enacted in two other states.
In addition, I analyze a September 2012 decision by the National Labor Relations Board concerning policies at Costco Wholesale Corp. This is the first time the NLRB has issued a decision on many policies that typically appear in a company’s social media policy. Employers should review both the new California law, and the new NLRB decision, and prepare themselves for further states passing laws, and further NLRB decisions regarding employee policies and social media.
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