The National Labor Relations Board (#NLRB) has recently declared, through a series of rulings, advisories and memos, that employers cannot fire their employees for what they post on line.  However, here are a few tips for companies to think about as their employers turn to social media:

  1. Have a social media policy outlining exactly what you expect your employees to post on line, reminding them to keep private information private.
  2. If you already have a social media policy, review it and revise it.
  3. Have someone monitor social media activity both internally and externally.
  4. Respond to posts that need to be responded to in a timely way.
  5. Turn negative chatter into positive and constructive dialogue. social-media-love