By Emil Protalinski/ZDnet.com
Earlier this month, five employees who used Facebook to voice their displeasure about their job, and were fired for doing so, were told by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to go back to work. The news has further added to the confusion about what people can post about their jobs on Facebook and what measures employers can take to enforce social media policies without breaking the law. There has been a surge of more than 100 complaints filed with the NLRB – most within the past year.
Many businesses still lack social media policies, meaning workers don’t know what they can and can’t do. “Employers are struggling to figure out what the right policies are and what they should do when these cases arise,” US Chamber of Commerce labor law policy director Michael Eastman told CBS News.