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Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
“Likes,” “tweets,” “hashtags,” and “wall posts” are all words that have quickly entered our lexicon through the continuing explosion of growth that is social media....more
A detailed social media policy specifically addressing the ownership of social media accounts is key to a corporation’s ability to maintain ownership of an employee’s account after the employee leaves the corporation....more
The California legislature is busily at work, staying at the forefront with the development of data privacy laws. More than 15 bills related to data privacy concerns are currently making their way through the legislature, and...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
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed a law passed by the legislature that would ban employers from asking for the social media passwords of workers and applicants. Christie said that he would sign the bill if it...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
Imagine you grab your phone only to find it locked, with all of your applications, pictures, and contacts permanently deleted. Imagine your employer's IT department remote-wiped your phone because they mistakenly believed it...more
Utah lawmakers recently passed the Internet Employment Privacy Act (IEPA), joining at least six other states in prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose their passwords or user names for...more
LinkedIn is a social media site catering exclusively to professionals with 200 million registered users in 200 countries. For many businesses, marketing via social media is a critical component to success. Employees use...more
Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have become a part of daily life in the United States and abroad. The unavoidable reach of social media into our personal lives has...more
It is widely (and incorrectly!) believed that it is unlawful in the UK in any circumstances to monitor and record telephone calls without drawing this to the attention of the parties to the call. There are in fact broad...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
Act 1480, signed by Governor Mike Beebe on April 22, 2013, prohibits an Arkansas employer from requiring or requesting a current or prospective employee to (1) disclose his or her username or password for a personal social...more
Many small and medium business owners are overwhelmed by the social media choices available to them, and unsure of which might best fit their target clients and markets. Twitter, being a relative new kid on the block, can be...more
Utah has joined California, Illinois, Maryland and Michigan in enacting legislation to protect the online privacy of employees and/or job applicants....more
On April 22, 2013, Arkansas' governor signed H.B. 1901, continuing the national momentum to prohibit employers from requesting or requiring prospective and current employees to disclose their username and password to their...more
New Mexico has joined California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Utah in enacting legislation to protect the online privacy of job applicants....more
In This Issue: No Rest for the NAD, As it Decides Multiple Mattress Disputes; Fur Sure? Retailers Make Faux Faux Fur Claims; Got Settlement? Muscle Milk Suit Settles for $5.3 Million; TCPA Class Actions Prohibited in New...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
As I said in an earlier post, I’ll be speaking about Social Media and the Workplace, as part of WESFACCA’s “Day of Privacy” presentation later this week. ...more
On April 5, 2013, New Mexico's governor made it unlawful for an employer to:
- request or require that a prospective employee divulge a password allowing access to his or her account or profile on a social networking...more
In this brave new world of health information privacy, many industry experts and healthcare organizations have emphasized the need to secure portable electronic devices such as laptops, issued to employees. But a recently...more
In a recent panel discussion, one of the speakers was a so-called "ethical hacker" - a hacker-turned-protector of employers' confidential information. As someone at the forefront of cyberattacks, the ethical hacker's opinion...more
Overview: A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge recently ruled that the California Public Records Act (PRA) required government agencies to disclose communications relayed through the privately-owned personal devices of...more
Pro-actively drafting cybersecurity policies and protocols is like doing a will for yourself, or an employee manual for your company. The thought process is that there is nothing imminently pressing that requires me to think...more
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