Employees Lie, Get Busted on Facebook – But It’s Their Boss That Gets Fired

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This case is noteworthy for the same reason that “Man Bites Dog” stories make news.  Examples of employees, insurance claimants, cheating spouses, and the like being busted by their Facebook posts are so common nowadays as to be cliche.  The case of Rodriguez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (N.D. Tex., Jan. 9, 2013) begins with the[...]

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Some Employees’ Online Rants Cross the Line: New Guidance From the NLRB

As I’ve previously discussed, 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[...]

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