The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a second report on social media cases. The federal agency continues to refine its analysis of the two most common issues presented by social media: whether an employer’s policy that is too broad violates an employee’s right to protected speech and whether things posted on social media sites are protected by the NLRA.

The board found that individual griping is not sufficient to invoke NLRA protection. However, the board continues to view as impermissibly broad policies that generally prohibit “disparaging” or “inappropriate” comments.