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Newsbreak: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You
As More States Implement Social Media Password Laws, There’s Still Some Blind Spots
Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
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
The federal Department of Justice recently filed criminal charges against a 41-year old software programmer and system manager who hacked into his former employer's computer network, causing $90,000 in damage. The complaint...more
Most people know that an employee who misuses his employer’s confidential information may be subject to damages in a civil lawsuit. Many states have enacted a Uniform Trade Secrets Act that allows an employer to pursue a...more
Last month the Vermont Legislature kicked off its 2013-2014 Legislative Session, and already a couple of bills have our attention here at the IP Stone....more
A Southern District of New York judge has joined the growing trend of federal courts that interpret the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to preclude allow recovery for misappropriation of computer information....more
Generally speaking, noncompete agreements are often rigidly construed by courts and reviewed in terms of whether they are reasonably limited with respect to time and place. On the other hand, confidentiality agreements and...more
A recent opinion stemming from a lawsuit between two competitors in the medical device industry reminds us of the old adage “be careful what you wish for.” In Howmedica Osteonics Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc., the plaintiff seemed to...more
Employers should be aware that the Cloud Computing Act of 2012 was recently introduced in the US Congress as an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). +2012 Bill Tracking S. 3569. It would aid employers by...more
A Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently addressed the issue of ownership of an employers LinkedIn account created by a former employee....more
On July 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit became the first circuit to adopt the Ninth Circuit’s holding in U.S. v. Nosal, 676 F.3d 854 (9th Cir. 2012), that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not...more
Let's say a client calls telling you that a valued former employee has left to work for a competitor. Just before leaving, the employee emailed himself a substantial number of your client's confidential documents. He's now...more
This past Thursday, July 26th, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion addressing liability under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for departing employees who access and copy computer...more
An Illinois state appeals court recently held that although an employer that provided network connectivity to its employees is an “interactive service provider” under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the statute...more
Yesterday the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion holding that limiting an employee’s access to the company computers solely for business purposes, i.e. not stealing the data for a competitor, cannot be the...more
Have your client companies’ policies kept pace with changes in the law affecting computer technology? New statutes and court decisions relating to computer technology affect every business. Many companies overlook...more
Major changes are in the works for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. In the past ten years, the CFAA has moved from obscurity into the limelight as Congressional amendments drastically increased its...more
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (‘‘CFAA’’) was passed by Congress in 1984 to address the unauthorized access and use of computers and computer networks. Although the CFAA is primarily a criminal statute, the 1994 amendment...more
Usually, the question of whether you have a right to overtime pay is pretty clear. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a minimum threshold for wage-hour standards that all employers in all states must abide...more
The past year has produced noteworthy decisions from the Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals – and recent Congressional hearings – regarding the applicability of the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (“CFAA”) to...more
With the ever-evolving world of digital media, it is imperative that companies remain ahead of the curve by making sure that you have appropriate policies in place to address social media – whether it's Facebook, Twitter or...more
In a case recently filed by a Swiss company in federal court in Florida, the company alleged in its complaint that Jerome Westrick, its former computer programmer and minority shareholder, stole a company laptop, hacked into...more
On January 9, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Trade Secrets Act (NJTSA). The NJTSA brings New Jersey in line with 46 other states and the District of Columbia, all of which have enacted a version of...more
You may not, as reflected in the recently reported decision of Eagle v. Morgan, 2011 WL 6739448 (E.D. Pa. December 22, 2011) where both the employee and her former employer claim ownership in the employee’s LinkedIn...more
On December 15, 2011, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument en banc in the case of U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011), reh’g en banc granted (Oct. 27, 2011). As expected, the oral argument focused on the...more
On December 15, 2011, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument en banc in the case of U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011), reh’g en banc granted (Oct. 27, 2011). As expected, the oral argument focused on...more
Mobile phone business Phonedog LLC filed suit against former employee Noah Kravitz in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in November 2011, alleging that Mr. Kravitz took 17,000 Twitter followers...more
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