More On NLRB And Social Media

I posted a couple weeks back about an NLRB decision that shot down Costco’s social media policy. According to the NLRB, that policy – which prohibited postings that might “damage any person’s reputation” – was so broad it could chill protected activity and stop employees from exercising their right to discuss among themselves their working conditions. Here’s a blog post that breaks that decision down in a little more detail, and explains why Walmart’s policy got the thumbs up from the NLRB, while Costco’s got the metaphorical thumbs down. Turns out, it’s all about the context. It’s worth reading if you have anything at all to do with your company’s social media policy.