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Posted September 28, 2012 by

Judge Strikes Down Social Media Restrictions Imposed by Many Employers

Wade Davis of Leonard, Street & DeinardBy Wade Davis

On Tuesday, just weeks after the National Labor Relations Board issued its first decision on an employer’s social media policy in Costco Wholesale Corp., an administrative law judge joined in the Board’s efforts to scrutinize employment policies under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, the section that protects employees’ rights to engage in concerted activities. In EchoStar Technologies, 27-CA-066726 (Sept. 25, 2012), the judge invalidated and addressed several social media and employment policies that are commonly used by employers, including: (more…)