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Jason Maloni on Schools and Education
Following in the footsteps of several other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin, Louisiana recently enacted the Personal Online Account...more
On May 22, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act into law. The Act, effective immediately, prohibits employers from requesting or requiring access to the personal online...more
Employers, schools, and other entities have long relied on the Illinois Eavesdropping Act to prohibit individuals from recording conversations, meetings, classes, and other activities without the consent of all participants....more
Updating my previous post on this topic, the Judiciary Committee today reported L.D. 1194, An Act to Protect Social Media Privacy in School and the Workplace out of Committee with a recommendation that the bill be passed as...more
Recently, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a criminal indictment against a former employee of the North Bergen Board of Education (the Board), which stemmed from the alleged theft of public...more
In a recent decision, the Illinois Appellate Court held that it is not an unfair labor practice for a school district to refuse to release school student records to a union in a grievance proceeding without a court order or...more
Two new laws governing the ability of school authorities to obtain passwords to and information from personal social networking websites of employees and students go into effect on January 1, 2014. The definition of social...more
Earlier this year, a commotion was caused when it became public that Harvard University had monitored, accessed, and reviewed several Harvard deans’ e-mails as part of an internal investigation....more
The German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) recently passed a decision (BAG, November 11, 2012 – 6 AZR 339/11) that dealt with an “evergreen” of German labor law: What questions employers may ask in interviews with...more
In This Issue:
- U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Causation Factor in Retaliation Claims
- Student Sues University Over the Right to Keep a Guinea Pig in a College Dorm for Emotional Support
Earlier this week, Harvard University acknowledged the fact that, in the wake of last summer’s cheating scandal that rocked the campus, it had secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 Resident Deans. The e-mail search was...more
Senate Bill 499, introduced by three Oregon Senators on February 7, 2013, would prohibit employers and universities, both public and private, from requiring applicants to turn over passwords to their personal social...more
An increasing number of states are passing laws that prohibit employers and academic institutions from requesting or requiring employees, job applicants, students, and prospective students to turn over their social media...more
Democratic Texas State Representative Helen Giddings filed a bill prohibiting employers in Texas from asking for social media passwords from applicants and current employees. Texas joins a long list of states that have...more
As we alerted you on December 21, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). On December 28, 2012, Governor Snyder signed the IPPA, which took effect...more
On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more
In this issue of Focus on Employment and Labour, FMC's Andrea Raso Amer and Eric Sherbine present their article "Canada's Highest Court Rules on Employee Privacy Rights over Work Computer".
Canada's Highest Court Rules...more
Two bills were recently chaptered the provide employees and college students protection from the prying eyes of employers and college admissions....more
AB 1844 -
AB 1844 adds a new provision to the Labor Code that prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or applicant for employment to (1) disclose his or her username or password for the purpose of accessing...more
Addressing a recent hot topic regarding the forced disclosure of social media passwords and/or content as part of the employment application process, California has promptly resolved the issue legislatively. Effective January...more
A new bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to turn over their social media passwords.
The bill, styled: Social Networking...more
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Cole, 2011 ONCA 218. Mr. Cole, a teacher, was charged with possession of child pornography and unauthorized use of a...more
The following is a summary of the 2011 legislative changes affecting school districts. Click here for a pdf of the entire summary or click the links below to review the specific topics. To discuss these changes in more...more
In This Newsletter:
*Supreme Court Rules that a Government Employer's Search of an Employee's Text Messages did not Violate his Fourth Amendment Privacy Rights
*Family and Civic Engagement Teams
*Summer Jobs and...more
In this advisory:
*Update on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services H-1B “Cap” Count
*Summer Travel for FY 2011 H-1B Cap Filers
..Travel for F-1 Students Whose OPT Expires before October 1, 2010
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