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Social Media Policies: Dos and Dont's for Employees on the Web 2012

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Social Media Policies: Dos and Dont's for Employees on the Web 2012

  1. 1. Social Media Policies: Dos and Don’ts for Employees on the Web Teru S. Olsen
  2. 2. Understanding a Social Media Policy  Boundaries in the Workplace  Notice of Expectations to Employees  Keep Business Running Smoothly and Take Advantage of Benefits of the Social Web ©2012 by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC 2
  3. 3. Recent Guidance on Social Media Policies  May 30, 2012 National Labor Relations Board Report (“NLRB”)  Federal law and Section 7  NLRB approves form Social Media Policy ©2012 by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC 3
  4. 4. Balancing the Goals of an Employer in Social Web Use by Employees  Guidance vs. Restriction  NLRB Position vs. Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) Decisions  Available examples of Social Media Policies on the Internet ©2012 by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC 4
  5. 5. Life of an Unfair Labor Practices Complaint Made to the NLRB Stages and Timeline  Charge filed with the NLRB alleging an unfair labor practice  Investigation Result: Withdrawal – Refuse to Issue Complaint – Settlement – Finding of Reasonable Cause ©2012 by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC 5
  6. 6. Life of an Unfair Labor Practices Complaint Made to the NLRB (cont.) Stages and Timeline (con’t.)  Complaint and Answer  Hearing and Decision by ALJ  NLRB Review Result: Dismissal - Remedy ordered – Remand for action  Court enforcement ©2012 by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC 6
  7. 7. Case Updates  Design Technology Group, LLC et al., Case 20-CA-35511 (Apr. 27, 2012)  G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., Case 28-CA-023380 (Mar. 29, 2012)  General Motors, LLC, Case 07-CA-53570 (May 30, 2012) ©2012 by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC 7
  8. 8. Case Updates (cont.)  Three D, LLC, Case 34-CA-12915 (Jan 3, 2012)  Phonedog v. Kravitz, 2011 WL 5415612 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 8, 2011)  Eagle v. Morgan, 2011 WL 6739448 (E.D. Penn. Dec. 22, 2011) ©2012 by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC 8
  9. 9. Thank you! Teru S. Olsen Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland olsen@ryanlaw.com (206) 326-5736

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