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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
As this blog illustrated recently, sentiments posted on Facebook, if sufficiently vulgar or offensive, can cause a person to lose his job.
The Seventh Circuit recently issued a decision analyzing whether a profane and...more
Employers may have a defense to defamation claims if they include hyperlinks to authoritative sources in their social media activities, e.g., blogging, Facebook posts or "tweeting", according to a New York federal court in...more
In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook.
In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments...more
Lawyers often say that bad facts lead to bad law. Cases with outrageous fact patterns can drive a judge or jury to stretch the law and make outcome-based decisions in order to provide relief to a sympathetic party. Lawyers...more
This blog has focused heavily on social media-related issues that arise in the employer/employee relationship and that have been a continual challenge for employers over the last decade. Employment-related social media issues...more
In This Issue:
- Social Media And The Employment Relationship
- Wage And Hour Considerations
- Discrimination Laws
- Protected Activity Laws
- Applicant Screening...more
In This Issue:
- Pitfalls on Termination: Employer May Be Liable for Employees’ Loose Talk
- The USPTO Supplemental Trademark Register: Advantages and Disadvantages to Amending the Supplemental Register
Even though a Virginia bank properly terminated a bank teller and then warned bank employees not to discuss it, the bank still faced potential liability to the ex-teller for defamation when employees talked about it to...more
In this presentation:
- How Does Social Media Work For You?
- When Social Media Works Against You
- Others’ IP
- The Pinterest Question: “ But, What About Fair Use?”
- Argh, so many...more
Who owns an employee's social media account when it is used to promote the employer's business? This is a hot-button topic and developing area of employment law, and a Pennsylvania federal court recently shed more light on...more
It is not, as many recent articles and blogs have discussed, just about whether relevant social media information can be discovered by one party in a lawsuit. It is also about what happens when a party fails to preserve...more
In legal circles, we’ve all been anxiously awaiting a result in the case of Eagle v. Morgan (download here) – a case out of Pennsylvania where the issue who owned a LinkedIn page and contacts (the employee vs. the employer)...more
In October 2012, we told you about the case of Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc. pertaining to whether an employee’s LinkedIn account belongs to the employee (Linda Eagle) or to her employer (Edcomm). At that time, the United States...more
Social media continues to be important in litigation, especially in cases where the plaintiff alleges damages for emotional distress or mental injury. Courts are increasingly allowing discovery of the plaintiff's social media...more
Employers are now on full alert that employee’s online activity in the office and in the home has a direct, often beneficial/often detrimental impact, on the bottom line. And with each day’s headlines new complications and...more
The US Supreme Court ruled last month that a warrant is required for police to track a suspect with a GPS device, or the search violates the Fourth Amendment’s protection from unreasonable searches. Many...more
Agenda for Today:
• Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New Platforms”
(1) Educating Your “Speakers”
(2) Entity Use of Online Social Media Platforms - Defamation, IP, Privacy, Agency
(3) Entity Online Programs and...more
*Brief Summary of How Organizations Are Leveraging On-line Social Media
– What is On-line Social Media
– Current Trends/Potential Benefits from Using Social Media
*Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New...more
In This Issue: 2 Facebook Sued for Unauthorized Use of Minors’ Names and Likenesses; 2 YouTube Faces Damages and Injunction in Germany for Infringing User Uploads; 3 California Criminalizes Malicious Online Impersonation; 3...more
In this age of instant information gratification, it is easy to forget that the multitude of electronic devices we use for communication and entertainment (cell phones, mp3 players, and other multimedia devices) can have a...more
Web businesses have fueled the natural cynicism that consumers have when reading online reviews. There are too many reported instances of businesses or PR firms using employees or paid reviewers to post glowing reviews, and,...more
Ever-increasing connectivity has blurred the distinction between personal time and
company time. Electronic communication has become routine at work and at home.
For some it is now required. Employment and tort law have not...more
Ever-increasing connectivity has blurred the distinction between personal time and company time. Electronic communication has become routine at work and at home. For some it is now required. Employment and tort law have not...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Manatt Lawyers Receive Top Ratings In Chambers USA 2008 Advertising, Entertainment, and Healthcare Practices Noted for Excellence
*FCC Eyes Product Placement Practices
*Executives Are Employees For...more