On May 30, 2012, Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon of the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) issued his third in a series of reports giving employers a road map of a lawful social media policy. In the report, the NLRB reviews seven cases of employer social media policies handled by the NLRB, six of which in part violate the National Labor Relations Act. Included in the six "violation" cases are the following impermissible elements of social media policies:

  1.  Rules Defining Confidential Information Too Broadly
  2. Rules Requiring the Accuracy of Employee Communications
  3. Rules Requiring Employees to Seek Guidance from Their Employer
  4. Rules Discouraging Communication or Requiring Reporting of Improper Communication
  5. Rules Restricting Communications with Government Officials or the Media
  6. Rule Prohibiting Posting of Photos or Videos

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