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Hot Dog! NLRB Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling in First Facebook Firing Decision

As we have previously discussed on this blog, the NLRB?ÇÖs Acting General Counsel has generated substantial publicity by issuing complaints in cases involving social media.?á However, because the cases had not yet worked their way through the NLRB?ÇÖs adjudicatory system, significant uncertainty remained regarding the scope of the Board?ÇÖs approach to social media issues.?á For this reason, the Board?ÇÖs recent decision in Karl Knauz Motors Inc., holding that an employee was lawfully fired for posting Facebook photos of a car accident at work, is especially significant. This decision, which is the first to address an employee termination due to social media activity, follows last week?ÇÖs Costco decision, where the Board addressed social media policies for the first time since the Acting General Counsel began to target these issues. ?áAs we noted last week, the Board majority in Costco affirmed the Acting General Counsel?ÇÖs aggressive stance towards policy language that can… Continue Reading

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