The Kansas City Business Journal interviewed Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) member Danny Ramón for a recent article on federal guidance for employers using a social media policy that prohibits criticism of the company. The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel recently issued a memorandum that a ban on “posting derogatory information” on social media sites unlawfully restricted employees’ right to engage in protected concerted conduct under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.
“[E]mployees have a right under the National Labor Relations Act to raise grievances, act together and try to improve conditions at work,” Ramón said in the article. “So if there are two or more employees discussing the terms and conditions of their employment in a way intended to bring about change, they have the right to do that, whether it’s on social media or not.”
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Ramón concentrates his practice at SBH in employment law and general civil litigation at the trial and appellate level, in addition to counseling employers on compliance with state and federal statutes. His experience covers a wide range of subject areas including: employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuits; enforcement of covenants not to compete; drafting of employee handbook and other agreements; and complex business disputes, including those involving trade secrets, contracts, fiduciary duties, and insurance litigation.