Thursday, June 02, 2011

NRLB splits a "double header" in cases involving employee use of personal social media; Tech Republic asks "how many times do we have to tell you?"

Now Toni Bowers of Tech Republic has a story about firing of employees over the way they use their own Facebook or Twitter accounts. Two stories, and a doubleheader split with the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) the home team. A non-profit in Buffalo is getting heat from the NLRB  over firing employees who complained on their own social media accounts, but on the other hand the NLRB upheld the firing of a newspaper reporter in Arizona for behaving unprofessionally on his own social media posts. 

The title of her article is “Employees using social media: how many times do we have to tell you?”, link here
Let’s see Donald Trump do an Apprentice firing over social media!

The real conundrum comes with teachers, as I found out the hard way.

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