The consensus, to date, is that employee related claims arising from, or related to, Social Media has not reached the activity initially projected. However, insurance companies still believe the exposure and potential liability is there.
The issue is that Social Media has the potential to blur the line between personal and professional behavior. It is important for companies of all sizes to maintain a Social Media policy as part of their employee handbook. And, to keep up with relevant changes to make sure their policy is current with acceptable standards.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a new report on acceptable social media policy and handbooks language. The report details what they believe is acceptable and unacceptable employee handbook guidelines around the use of social media.
Download NLRB Report; Report of the Acting General Counsel Concerning Social Media Cases