4 tips for employers drafting social media policies

How to restrict employee online activity without violating workers’ rights under the NLRA

This second article of a three-part series on social media provides some important tips for employers to keep in mind when undertaking the tricky task of writing a social media policy. Read the first article here.


In view of this, employers should draft their social media policies with specificity. One approach would be to draft policies with specific examples of the types of behavior that violate the policy, and examine each provision to make certain it does not infringe on any activity that their employees are legally permitted to engage in under Section 7.

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Kwabena Appenteng

Kwabena Appenteng is based in the Chicago office of the national labor and employment law firm Ogletree Deakins. Appenteng's practice focuses on a wide range...

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