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Haynes and Boone Prepares One-of-a-Kind Portfolio on Social Media Law, Published by Bloomberg BNA

A team of Haynes and Boone attorneys led by partner David Bell ?áprepared a comprehensive guide to the corporate legal issues associated with social media that has just been released by Bloomberg BNA. Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 91,?áSocial Media Law, is the first and only portfolio on social media law in the BNA series. ?áVisit the Haynes and Boone website for more information and access to the Portfolio on Social Media Law.

Clean Up on Aisle 7: Costco?ÇÖs Electronic Posting Policy Chills Protected Activity

As we have explored through previous posts, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, Lafe Solomon, has issued previous reports with guidance on what employers should not include in social media policies.?á Consistent with this guidance, on September 7, 2012, the NLRB issued its first opinion regarding whether a policy that prohibits employees from making ?Ç£damaging?Ç¥ statements about their employer via social media could chill Section 7 rights under the NLRA. In Costco Wholesale Club, 358 NLRB 106 (2012), a three member panel of the NLRB reviewed the following policy: Any communication transmitted, stored or displayed electronically must comply with the policies outlined in the Costco Employee Agreement. Employees should be aware that statements posted electronically (such as [to]online message boards or discussion groups) that damage the Company, defame any individual or damage any person?ÇÖs reputation, or violate the policies outlined in the Costco Employee Agreement, may be… Continue Reading

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