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What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
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As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
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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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the agency that administers the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which is the law that protects employee rights to unionize and collectively bargain with...more
Our latest Corporate Law Report looks at:
- top ways to manage cyber risks in the workplace;
- the growing trend of employees bringing their own electronic devices (BYOD) to work;
- new reporting requirements as a result...more
In R. v. Cole, 2012 SCC 53, the majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that it was unconstitutional for the police to search the workplace computer of a high school teacher without a warrant. The Supreme Court held...more
On September 28, 2012, a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed the decision of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who upheld a car dealership’s firing of a salesperson that was based on a...more
In Christopher et al. v. Smithkline Beecham Corp.,--- S.Ct. ----, 2012 WL 2196779, U.S., June 18, 2012 (NO. 11-20412, C.D.O.S, 6646, the Supreme Court rejected the Department of Labor's interpretation of its own regulations...more
Traditional concerns for employers have included: harassing or other discriminatory actions; other conduct leading to liability to third-parties; forbidden fraternizing; criminal activity; “frolic and detour” or other...more
Throughout the digital workplace, email, social media and text message communications frequently yield the “smoking gun” evidence that results in employment claims against employers. Many employers seek to limit their...more
During last week’s oral argument before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the case of U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011), reh’g en banc granted (Oct. 27, 2011), members of the Court, including most...more
Misbehaving by sending inappropriate text messages, or by striking up inappropriate internet relationships is not limited just to politicians. A hazard of our ever-present connection to the internet is the flood of...more
In a December 9 post on Erickson’s Social Networking Law Blog, Dickinson attorney Megan Erickson discussed recent action by the National Labor Relations Board, pointing out that employees’ Facebook posts or other online...more
The National Labor Relations Board recently accused an employer of engaging in unfair labor practices when it fired an employee who complained about her supervisor on her personal Facebook page. Although this complaint has...more
This article was originally published in the Westlaw Journal Telecommunications Industry Report
I do it. You do it. Virtually everybody does it. The "it" is using your computer at work, or your company-issued cell phone,...more
On June 17, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in City of Ontario. v. Quon, finding that an employer —the police department of the City of Ontario, California — did not violate a police sergeant’s...more
In an opinion released June 17, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded—in City of Ontario, Cal. v. Quon1—that a governmental employer had a legitimate interest in reviewing the text messages that an employee sent during...more
This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the closely watched matter of City of Ontario v. Quon.1 This case raised the question of whether a public-sector employer violated an employee’s Fourth...more
On June 17, 2010, the Supreme Court issued its decision in City of Ontario v. Quon, addressing the question of whether a city government's search of transcripts of a public employee's text messaging over a city-issued pager...more
Does an employee have a reasonable expectation of privacy when accessing her personal, web-based email account from a company-owned computer? In Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc., the New Jersey Supreme Court held that an...more
In a decision entered on June 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made important findings concerning the right of employers to obtain and read employees’ text messages sent over...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*NLRB Prohibits Use Of Work Email For Union Organizing
*Union Must Be Allowed To Distribute Handbills In Shopping Mall
*Employer Liable For Retaliation And Failure To Engage In Interactive Process
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