Lauren Helen Leyden

Lauren Helen Leyden

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 4 – Social Media: Post-Employment Considerations

After the employment relationship is terminated, employers should be aware of former employees’ social media activity to ensure continued compliance with any post-employment obligations, including nondisclosure of proprietary...more

4/28/2015 - Best Management Practices Confidential Information Employment Policies Former Employee Hiring & Firing Non-Disclosure Agreement Popular Social Media Social Media Policy

Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 3 – Disciplining Employees for Conduct on Social Media

As discussed previously (see Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 2), adopting a National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)-compliant social media policy is the first step in ensuring that the policy can be enforced. ...more

3/31/2015 - Best Management Practices Discipline Employer Liability Issues NLRA Protected Concerted Activity Social Media Social Media Policy

Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 2 – Monitoring Employees’ Social Media Use

In addition to the risks associated with employers’ use of social media as related to the recruiting and the hiring process, employers should also be aware of potential pitfalls associated with restricting or monitoring...more

3/6/2015 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies NLRA NLRB Social Media Social Networks

Best Practices in Social Media for Employers

As the use and reach of social media continues to increase and evolve, employers should be aware of the latest risks and issues to consider during the recruiting and hiring process. The results of an August 2014...more

2/23/2015 - Background Checks FCRA Hiring & Firing Popular Social Media

Effectively Managing Workforce Contraction in Turbulent Times

The dramatic drop in the price of oil is forcing many energy-related companies to reevaluate their operations and consider steps to trim their costs. With predictions that low oil prices will extend well into 2016, such...more

1/16/2015 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Energy Sector Hiring & Firing Involuntary Reduction in Force

Court Upholds Claim Against Private Equity Firm for Federal Labor Law Violation Stemming from Closure of Portfolio Company

A decision last month by the district court for the Northern District of Indiana is the latest in a string of recent judicial decisions to confirm that a plaintiff has successfully stated a plausible claim for relief under...more

10/30/2013 - DOL Layoffs Private Equity WARN Act

New York City Earned Sick Time Act

Most New York City-based companies soon will have a new legal obligation to their employees – the provision of mandatory paid sick leave....more

7/1/2013 - Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities New Legislation Paid Leave

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