Social Media & the NLRB: Best Practices for Crafting Effective Social Media Policies

(206 Ratings)

Produced on: November 28, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

From employee Twitter accounts to Facebook postings, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to expand its reach into both union and non-union workplaces through its examination of social media policies that allegedly infringe on employees’ free speech rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

Especially in today’s ever changing political and news climate, employers need to be careful when framing work policies. This program will provide up-to-date analysis on the NLRB’s evolving role, and best practices for employment policies governing speech both inside and outside the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the NLRB's expanded role under case law in examining social media policies
  2. Review recent case law and developments concerning rulings about handbooks and social media policies
  3. Develop strategies for drafting and enforcing effective social media policies
  4. Know the social media policy Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid


Natalya Johnson

FordHarrison LLP

Natalya Johnson focuses her law practice on the representation and counsel of management in employment law issues and business litigation. Natalya actively litigates in federal and state courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums. She has handled matters on behalf of financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Natalya defends employers in matters including restrictive covenants, discrimination, and retaliation cases.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Natalya was as an associate at Fox Rothschild LLP. In this role, she handled a broad range of matters including general business litigation, contract disputes, and employment law. While in law school, she served as the General Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and on the Cornell Law School Moot Court Board. Natalya earned her bachelor's degree with departmental honors and distinction in Government studies and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University. 

Natalya has served on the board of directors and as an executive member of the Garden State Bar Association and is a member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, both affiliate organizations of the National Bar Association. This year Natalya completed a three-year term on the Executive Board of Directors of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association. Natalya frequently speaks and writes about matters concerning employment law and diversity in the law. She has spoken frequently about social media and how employers can craft clear and effective social media policies. She was recognized in New Jersey by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016 and 2017.


Diane I.

Course materials very substantial. Lecturer gave examples and asked us to think about how they were decided. I liked that aspect of her presentation.

Ruth G.

Excellent use of examples.

Janine R.

Great presentation!

Genevieve P.

Outstanding presenter!

Alison R.

Very good program

Nina B.

Good content, very well presented!

Karen O.


Alisha W.

I enjoyed having the sample policies and being allowed time to analyze them before we were told whether they were found to be lawful or unlawful.


I enjoyed the presentation. The presenter was very good.

Sonia G.

The presenter was great! Very engaging and passionate.

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