The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that employers may require workers to post a disclaimer on their social media accounts stating that their views are separate from those of their employer.
Here is one of the important lines included in the NLRB memo: “We conclude that requiring employees, when they identify themselves as the Employer’s employees on various social media, to state that the views expressed are their own is lawful, because the Employer has a legitimate interest in protecting itself against unauthorized postings purportedly on its behalf and the requirement would not unduly burden employees“
Your Company: Social Media Policy and Best Practices
At CBG Benefits, our team is equipped to help your organization understand its options regarding social media use. In addition to helping you establish a policy, we have tools and resources that will help you successfully benefit from the use of social media. Here are some areas where we can provide assistance:
- Sample social media policies
- Employee communications through social media (including sample posts regarding Benefits education, Workplace Wellness promotion, and more)
- Tips for protecting ones reputation in social media
- Employee recruiting through social media: best practices and strategies
- Legal considerations with social media
To learn how your organization can benefit from these types of resources and guidance, please contact our team at 781-759-1222 or via email at info@CBGBenefits.com.