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Social Media Policy Best Practice: Do Not Prohibit Employees from Identifying Themselves with the Company
January 12, 2016

Employees have a right under federal law to utilize the company name and logo while engaging in protected concerted activity, such as on electronic or paper leaflets, cartoons, or picket signs in connection with a protest involving the terms and conditions of employment.

 

Thus, a rule within a social media policy that prohibits employees from “posting pictures of themselves in any online media which depict the company in any way, including a company uniform or logo” would likely violate the National Labor Relations Act. And that could have serious consequences.

 

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