We have been conducting educational programs around the country for our clients and friends on the NLRB’s various agenda items.  Among the topics covered was its Acting General Counsel’s focus on social media policies, as well as the Board’s assault on handbook policies generally by frequently implicating NLRA-protected concerted activity.  As the Board’s chief prosecutor

The NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon has issued a Memorandum (OM 11-74) to Board regional officials, dated August 18, 2011, describing his Office’s actions involving social media cases in the past year. Solomon explains: "Recent developments in the Office of the General Counsel have presented emerging issues concerning the protected and/or concerted nature

The National Labor Relations Board’s prosecutor, its General Counsel, continues to show an avid interest in social media as a medium for complaints against employers.  (The Board itself is an active participant in social media, with a Facebook page, a YouTube channel and a Twitter feed.)

On April 12, 2011, the NLRB General Counsel instructed