Can't Escape from the Memory: Social Media and Public Sector Labor Law
William A. Herbert
affiliation not provided to SSRN
February 15, 2013
The Web 2.0 communicative revolution is impacting many fields of law including labor and employment law. This article focuses upon the application and impact of statutory and constitutional doctrines on the use of social media in public employment in the United States. It examines social media under public sector labor law through a cross-sectoral analysis of two primary issues: the scope of protected social networking activities, and the contours of employer policies. The article compares and contrasts developments under the National Labor Relations Act with developments under collective bargaining laws and due process statutes in three states, and under the First Amendment. Through this comparative analysis, the article highlights the distinctions and similarities of public sector labor law and their implications for the future.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 61
Keywords: social media, labor law, technology, public sectorworking papers series
Date posted: February 18, 2013
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