Free Guidance for Grabs on Social Media, Labor Law and the NLRB

This caught my eye today: A software company based in Ottawa, Canada, called i-Sight Software — appropriately named for catching an editor’s eye I suppose — has just released a new guide for employers on the use of social media in the workplace.

The company’s touting this as a tool to help employers navigate the new labor laws related to social media, social-media policies, employee training and the latest guidance from the National Labor Relations Board.

It claims you can use it to create a social-media policy, educate employees about acceptable social-media use, understand what “protected concerted activity” is and why you can’t fire an employee for engaging in it, and gain even deeper knowledge from actual cases handled by the NLRB.

I love the name i-Sight gave it: “Can I Fire This Twit Over That Tweet? Social Media, Labor Law and the NLRB.”

Mind you, this is not the first such guidance, nor will it be the last. As so noted, the NLRB issued earlier this year its own social-media guidance. (Here’s a news analysis I wrote in September laying out that guide and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s analysis of it.)

Considering the complexities of managing global workforces in an age when everyone’s thoughts and opinions about every little thing are only a tweet or blog post away, I figure something claiming to break it all down in bite-size pieces for free might be worth checking out. (Here’s the site for doing that, a small registration required, if you’re so inclined.)

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