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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
The Minnesota Legislature convened at noon on Tuesday, February 25. It hit the ground running with a minimum wage increase and tax cuts at the forefront. It has already passed a $20 million heating assistance bill. The House...more
On September 18, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee's act of clicking the "Like" button on Facebook constitutes speech protected by the First Amendment. This ruling signals an extension of...more
With around 1.15 billion members, Facebook is a massive, global forum for communicating with friends and the world. For many users, it often feels as if their news feeds are clogged with vapid comments about the weather, meal...more
The ubiquitous thumbs-up icon in Facebook has gained new prominence for private employers. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that an employee fired for "liking" the campaign...more
Last week, in Bland v. Roberts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit handed a constitutional victory to Facebook and two plaintiffs who lost their jobs after displaying online support for the incumbent’s opponent...more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a busy summer, signing into law two important employment bills, and vetoing a third. The state’s new social media privacy law affords new protections to employees and applicants...more
It is well-known that high-profile jurisdictions such as California and New York City have in certain instances placed lobbyist registration requirements on investment managers that solicit investment advisory business from...more
The New Jersey Legislature recently passed a social media law, also known as the “Facebook Bill”....more
With just a few weeks left in what has turned out to be a very unpredictable legislative session in Connecticut, there are still several bills up for consideration that employers need to be on the look out for. ...more
On April 5, 2013, Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto of New Jersey’s proposed “Facebook law” (A-2878), which is intended to prohibit employers from inquiring about or otherwise accessing applicants’ and...more
As part of our continuing coverage of the Texas Legislature Watch (they only meet every other year in Texas), we look at the bill that would prohibit employers from demanding passwords or other access to the social media...more
Major Tax Reform Proposal Starts to Take Shape -
This week, the Maine media reported that Senator Woodbury is leading a bipartisan effort to draft a major tax reform proposal. This proposal will likely propose changes...more
In January, we told you about recent activity by the National Labor Relations Board that overturned or departed from settled precedent. As promised, in Part 2 of this Alert series we summarize recent decisions where the...more
This article discusses the Patreaus affair from the standpoint of practical email privacy tips for lawyers, law firms, their clients, and families. A brief explanation is provided how emails (or even fake email addresses)...more
House Commerce Committee Chair Designate Joe Atkins has announced his top ten committee topics for the 2013 legislative session. Leading the list, not surprisingly, is health insurance exchange legislation. Passage of HIE...more
In Sorock v. Illinois State Board of Elections, in a case of first impression, the Appellate Court held that a self-employed web designer’s creation of a website for a political committee supporting a tax rate increase for a...more
In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon observed that knowledge is power. It’s hard to argue against that observation, which certainly Password Privacy, Legalis as true today as it was back then. And with today’s social media technology...more
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The Connecticut Senate this afternoon voted 30-5 to ban employers and employment agencies from discriminating against the unemployed in job advertisements.
As recapped by the Office of...more
On March 30, 2012, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a key provision governing the disclosure of electioneering communications by corporations and labor unions.
In Van Hollen v....more
Last Friday, February 17, 2012, the House and Senate finalized and passed H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (the Act), which President Obama signed this week without fanfare. The law extends certain...more
The Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Citizens United v. FEC one year ago today. That case allowed corporations and labor unions to make independent expenditures for or against political candidates. An editorial in...more
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Social Media Continued. . .By: Kimberly B. Malerba
We continue to bring you updates concerning social medial because of the increasing legal significance and potential for liability that this technology...more
Summary: As we previously noted, the Supreme Court has ushered in a new dawn on corporate political spending in its recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United reverses decades of...more
In a landmark 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on corporate and union spending on political advertisements. The Citizens United v. FEC case allows corporations and labor unions to use unlimited general...more
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