Communications & Media Civil Rights Administrative Agency

Read need-to-know updates, commentary, and analysis on Communications & Media issues written by leading professionals.
News & Analysis as of

Reminder: Accessibility Record Keeping Certification Required by April 1, 2014

Entities providing traditional telecommunications services, interconnected VoIP, advanced communications services (ACS) (which includes non-interconnected VoIP, electronic messaging services, interoperable video...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - September 2013: EEOC Sued for Unauthorized Mass Solicitation E-mail to Company Employees

After sending 1,330 e-mails to employees of Case New Holland, Inc. and its affiliates in an alleged effort to solicit plaintiffs to commence a class action lawsuit, the federal EEOC found itself on the receiving end of a...more

Justice Department Settles ADA Claims against Debt Collector

A recent Department of Justice settlement with a debt collection law firm that was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act exemplifies the mounting federal scrutiny of the debt collection industry....more

Social Media and Beyond: California Ushers in New Employment Laws for 2013

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

New California Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2013

This fall, the California Legislature and Governor passed a number of changes to California employment laws, most of which take effect on Jan. 1. Below is a summary of the changes most likely to have a practical impact on...more

Social Media in the Workplace - July 2012

These are the days of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, IM, MMS and SMS. We blog, we tweet, we post, we follow, we like, we comment, we pin, we text—and while doing so, we have blurred the lines between...more

Second Federal Court Tackles Absence of Closed Captions in Netflix Web-Streaming

In the wake of a federal district court in Massachusetts rejecting arguments by Netflix that its “Watch Instantly” streaming website is not a “place of public accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a...more

Massachusetts Federal Court Finds On-Demand Web Streaming Service Falls within the ADA’s Scope

On June 19, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” on-demand movie and television streaming service is a “place of public accommodation” subject to the Americans with...more

Federal Court Holds in ADA Suit that Netflix Web Streaming Can Be “Place of Public Accommodation”

A federal district court in Massachusetts has rejected arguments by Netflix that its “Watch Instantly” streaming website is not a “place of public accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and...more

Employers Should Be Wary Of Information They Gather Online About Employees

Maryland recently became the first state in the country to ban employers from asking both employees and job applicants for their social media passwords. The bill, which passed both houses of Maryland’s legislature, is...more

Employment and Labor Newsletter - May 2012

In This Issue: - Bullying in the Workplace: Allegations of workplace bullying, which may include verbal abuse, work sabotage, and various types of threatening behavior, have gained national attention in recent...more

New State Law Further Regulates Hiring

Billed as a means to protect out-of-work Oregonians from discrimination, the Oregon legislature passed a new law that prohibits overt unemployment discrimination in job advertisements. Oregon has become only the second state...more

Stop at the Intersection of Job Application and Facebook Login

At the intersection of social media and law today is whether employers can or should ask job candidates for their Facebook login information as part of the interview process or force candidates or employees to “Friend”...more

Twitter Job Search – Does It Discriminate?

Has your company joined the Twitter job posting trend? If it has, you may unwittingly be discriminating against older applicants. While many of the 40 and older set have acclimated to Facebook and Linked-In, Twitter still...more

Tips for Preventing Sexual Harassment? Suggestions Sought by EEOC

Twitter is one of the more remarkable creations to come out of the last decade. It’s huge, noisy, and hard to keep track of. It is also one of the most delicious communication tools ever invented. A tweet from...more

FCC Fines Up to $14,000 Proposed for License Renewal EEO Violations, Commission To Hold Webinar to Explain Its Rules

Fines of $14,000 and $8,000 were proposed by the FCC for violations of its EEO rules in two cases released on the FCC's last business day of the year. In both cases, the fines were issued as these clusters of stations, on the...more

Take 5 - Views You Can Use - Labor & Employment - November 2011

In This Issue: 1. Facebook Posts by Employees Critical of Employer May Be Protected Activity Under NLRA 2. “New” Board Finds That Employer Violated NLRA by Disciplining Employee for Sending Union-Related Emails...more

Court Tells FCC to Give More Consideration to Newspaper-Broadcast Cross Ownership Rules and to Policies to Promote Broadcast...

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has once again questioned the FCC's determinations on broadcast ownership issues. In a decision just published, Prometheus Radio Project v FCC, the Court reviewed the FCC's 2007 actions...more

Social Media -- Policies, Litigation, and Trends

IN THIS PRESENTATION Roadmap • Social Media Overview -- The Rise of Social Media Use -- What's Next?..... • Legal Considerations for Employers -- Laws Implicated -- Background Checks -...more

203 17th Realty LLC et al. v. City of New York

Complaint and Jury Demand

Complaint against the City of New York seeking various forms of relief including for civil rights violations under 42 USC section 19893 by various New York City building owners. The plaintiffs have been assessed with...more

Cyber-censorship dalam Hukum Nasional dan Internasional (Skripsi)

This is my thesis, unfortunately it's in Bahasa Indonesia. It's a legal research comparing several countries' legislations and acts upon the cyber-censorship issue....more

Employment Law Commentary - November 2010

In This Issue: Influenza and Pandemic Preparation: A Legal Perspective By Miriam Wugmeister and Shai Kalansky As we approach influenza season, it is a good time for organizations to review the state of their...more

OTR Media Group, Inc. v. The City of New York, et al.

Summary Statement on Application for Expedited Service and/or Interim Relief

We filed a motion, based on an affidavit filed by the Chief Executive Officer of OTR Media Group, in New York's Appellate Division, First Department to stay the enforcement of the decision and order of Supreme Court, New York...more

OTR Media Group, Inc. v. The City of New York et al.

Affidavit in Support of Motion by OTR Media Group, Inc. for a Stay of Enforcement of Summary Judgment Order

We filed a motion, based on this affidavit from the Chief Executive Officer of OTR Media Group, in New York's Appellate Division, First Department to stay the enforcement of the decision and order of Supreme Court, New York...more

Advertising Law - April 7, 2010

In This Issue *Manatt Adds Advertising Partner Marc Roth in New York *New York Times Profiles Manatt’s Work in Branded Entertainment *Manatt to Host the PMA's Entertainment Law Summit in Los Angeles *Pharmaceutical...more

25 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1

Follow Communications & Media Updates on: