NLRB: Some Employees' Online Rants Cross the Line

The National Labor Relations Board has taken the stance in several recent cases that employees’ griping about their employers in social media sites was “concerted activity” protected by federal labor laws. Many people have felt that those cases set a disturbing precedent and overly restricted employers’ ability to protect their reputations from being damaged by their own employees. Guest blogger Brian Wassom explains what this might mean for your workplace.

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Brian D. Wassom is a litigation attorney in Southeast Michigan whose practice focuses on copyright, trademark, publicity rights, media law, and related subject matter. Brian blogs about the law of social and emerging media on Wassom.com and invites you to join his Twitter conversation on @bdwassom.

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