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

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Produced on November 28, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment

Course Description

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

Credit Information

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Natalya Johnson

Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP

Natalya G. Johnson is an associate in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group. Her practice focuses on the representation and counsel of management in employment-related matters. Natalya regularly litigates in state and federal courts as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums. Her clients range from not-for-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. 

In addition to her litigation practice, Natalya regularly counsels clients on various types of employment matters, including restrictive covenants, discrimination, and retaliation cases. She is a frequent speaker at various continuing legal education seminars. 

Natalya served on the Executive Board of Directors of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association and the Garden State Bar Association. She is also a member of a committee for lawyers supporting Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.  

Natalya has been included in the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list published by Thomson Reuters every year since 2016. 

Natalya earned her J.D. degree from Cornell Law School and her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell University. While studying at Cornell Law School, she was the General Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and member of the Cornell Law School Moot Court Board. 


Ramiro C.

Excellent presentation!

jeffrey h.

This presenter had an excellent presentation and materials. It was very helpful and informative.

Eunice J.

Best course so far! Her powerpoint was very good and she reinforced the law several times. Also, her delivery​ was very good.

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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