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Marijuana in the Workplace
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Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
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How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
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Employers in Nebraska should take note that the Nebraska Legislature has recently introduced a bill that would prohibit employers from demanding access to applicants' and employees' social media accounts. Similar bills were...more
In This Issue:
- NLRB Protects Workers' Rights to Post About Job on Facebook
- 6 States Ban Companies from Asking for Social Media Passwords
- Health Law Requires Employers to Offer Family Care to All
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
The apparent practice by employers of requesting access to employees’ and applicants’ social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, has led the state of Michigan to pass the Internet Privacy Protection Act (PA 478 of...more
For the second year in a row, Proskauer has conducted a global survey, “Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 2.0”, which addresses the use of social media in the work place....more
On December 28, 2012, Michigan joined California,1 Illinois,2 and Maryland3 in enacting a social media password protection law when Governor Rick Snyder signed the "Internet Privacy Protection Act" (IPPA or the "Act"). In an...more
Our series over the next 10 days will highlight the top issues, as we see them, in privacy and security for 2013. Yesterday, we looked at the increase in cybcersecurity disclosure by public companies, triggered by the...more
On December 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the Stored Communications Act (SCA) does not apply to data stored in a personal cell phone and affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment to...more
On Friday, December 28, 2012, Michigan became the fourth state to ban employers from accessing password protected social media accounts....more
Along with the New Year comes new legislation. The prominent role of social media in our society has prompted some employers to require that employees and applicants provide user information and passwords to their social...more
Whether employers like it or not, social media privacy laws are the latest trend in protecting employee privacy. A handful of state legislatures have enacted laws prohibiting employers from requesting or requiring that...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
With the start of the New Year, the laws of four states (Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan) prohibit employers from requiring job applicants or employees to grant access to their personal password-protected social...more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any information regarding employees obtained through a medical inquiry to be kept confidential. Such information must be recorded on separate forms and kept in a confidential...more
There is a new form in town for employers who obtain background reports on applicants and employees. Employers who use third parties to conduct background reports are familiar with the requirements of the Fair Credit...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
On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill HB 5523 known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which, if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....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
Originally published in The New York Law Journal on December 10, 2012.
Companies are increasingly permitting employees to BYOD, or bring (and use) their own smart devices. Being able to use the latest, fastest,...more
Employment Bulletin -
We wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous New Year. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes the new laws that will affect California...more
Twenty-six employees of the Alberta Justice and Attorney General’s Maintenance Enforcement Program (“MEP”) were each awarded $1250.00 in damages each after a Peace Officer carrying out a workplace investigation used their...more
Recent court decisions related to employees’ online postings have centered on whether disciplinary decisions regarding those postings may violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA protects certain employee...more
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision with significant impact upon employer policies that apply to employee use of social media. [Costco Wholesale Corporation, 358 NLRB No. 106 (Sept. 7,...more
New Jersey has joined states like California, Illinois and Maryland in seeking to protect social media privacy in the workplace. The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill which would prohibit employers from requiring employees...more
As a result of a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), non-union employers who have a practice or policy that prohibits employees from discussing ongoing internal investigations of workplace misconduct...more
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