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Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
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Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
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The Louisiana 2014 Regular Legislative Session closed on June 9, 2014. In the subsequent weeks, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law several bills that affect employers. These new laws, which are summarized below, became...more
A growing number of governmental authorities are cracking down on the use of social media with regard to commercial transactions. In Arizona, for example, legislation was proposed restricting an employer’s right to access...more
Brazil’s long-debated “Internet Bill of Rights” has finally become law. The legislation, which passed the Brazilian Senate unanimously in April, is intended to secure equality of access to the Internet in Brazil—i.e., Net...more
A perspective on the recent Fourth Amendment and privacy considerations raised by Judge James C. Francis' recent Memorandum and Order: 'In The Matter Of A Warrant To Search A Certain E-Mail Account Controlled And Maintained...more
The so-called “Marco Civil da Internet” (i.e. the Bill of Law 2,126/2011, which establishes a civil rights framework for the Internet) was voted and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives (Câmara dos Deputados)...more
On March 12, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) convened a meeting to gather information about the growing use of social media and how it impacts the laws that the agency enforces. Of particular...more
Reports that the Ukrainian government may be tracking the movements of anti-government protesters using their cellphones raises a number of difficult questions for telecommunications providers operating in that country....more
The ever-increasing volume of information that people—your current employees, former employees, and job applicants—publish through the use of social media, email, tweets, and other types of electronic posts can be helpful in...more
Full-text copy of "Liberty and Security in a Changing World," the 300-page report and recommendations of the group tasked by President Obama with reviewing the National Security Administration’s systematic collection of...more
A recent opinion out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the important role social media plays in labor and employment lawsuits. In Debord v. Mercy Health System of Kansas, Inc., a Kansas hospital was found not...more
In the case of Delfi AS v Estonia, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld an Estonian domestic court decision to hold Delfi, one of the largest Estonian internet news portals, liable for defamatory comments posted...more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie promised to promote economic activity and job creation. Recent legislative activity illustrates how he is striking the balance between making New Jersey business-friendly and protecting the...more
On August 29, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law two pieces of legislation that will have a significant impact on employers. A-2878, the "Facebook bill," prohibits employers from requiring or requesting...more
New bills signed by Governor Chris Christie include important measures for employers relating to social media and pay equity, but many questions remain.
On August 29, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law...more
In This Issue:
- Social Media And The Employment Relationship
- Wage And Hour Considerations
- Discrimination Laws
- Protected Activity Laws
- Applicant Screening...more
On June 13, 2013, Nevada's governor signed A.B. 181 to restrict employer access to applicants' and employees' personal password-protected social media accounts, adding to the state's existing anti-discrimination statute that...more
The 2013 Colorado legislative session resulted in three new laws that are significant for employers....more
Recent news about federal executive agencies obtaining information on private citizens without warrants has many Americans concerned about an erosion of civil liberties. Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the...more
On May 22, 2013, Oregon's governor signed HB 2654, which amends the state's existing antidiscrimination statute to restrict employer access to applicants' and employees' personal password-protected social media accounts....more
The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue, a group of eight telecommunications companies, recently published a set of Guiding Principles on freedom of expression and privacy. Originally formed in 2011, the Industry Dialogue...more
In 2008, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was amended, broadening the surveillance powers of the federal government with respect to communications outside of the United States. In Clapper v. Amnesty...more
Full text copy of President Obama's executive order calling for greater protections against cybersecurity risks, as mentioned in his Feb 12, 2013, State of the Union address.
The order is meant to bring more security and...more
Happy New Year. So much has happened while you spent the holidays undoubtedly velobinding and wrapping the 2012 archives of this blog for your friends and loved ones. So I thought I’d welcome everyone back by updating some...more
The California legislature was particularly busy this past session in enacting new laws that directly affect employers in 2013. The new laws address a wide variety of topics, including social media protections for employees;...more
On November 15, 2012, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) held a seminar on “Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity: Managing Personal Privacy and Reputational...more
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