Social Media Policy (US)
An employee policy for appropriate use of social media and related rules and prohibitions. It can be incorporated into an employee handbook or used as a stand-alone policy. This Standard Document applies only to private workplaces. It is based on federal law. State or local law may impose additional or different requirements but this document will be useful and relevant to employers in every state. This Standard Document has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips.
This resource is being reviewed and updated in light of the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that employees have the right to use their employer’s email system to engage in statutorily protected communications during nonworking hours, which may include discussions about working conditions, wages or union activity (Purple Commc'ns, Inc., 361 N.L.R.B. slip op. 126 (Dec. 11, 2014)).