Federal Judge Calls Social Media Disclaimers Unlawful
If your social media policy requires your employees to include a disclaimer in their social media posts that their opinions are their own, that’s unlawful, according to a US Federal judge who called the restriction “unreasonably burdensome.”
How can you include a disclaimer in a Facebook Like anyway?
The development is the latest in a series of decisions by the NLRB, which has been challenging employers to reconsider whether or not they have the right to dictate how their employees use social media at all.
- Why restricting employers from requiring an “opinions are my own” disclaimer is unlawful
- How the decision impacts corporate social media policies
- How required disclaimers might chill workers rights to organize and bargain collectively
- Impracticality of complying with required social media disclaimers
- Why restricting employees from using logos and trademarks is also unlawful
- How the NLRA. which was enacted in 1930. governs social media usage today
- How employers should react to this development
- And much, much more