Employment Law Alert - October 2010

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In This Issue:

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 presents. One such significant impact includes the ability of both employers and employees to gain access to unprecedented amounts of information through web sites such as Facebook ® and Twitter ® . In fact, the use of social media in litigation, including employment litigation, has reached such a noteworthy level that the New York State and New York City Bar Associations recently issued guidelines in connection with attorneys' use of social networks to search for incriminating evidence against an opposing party....

...Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Signed into Law

In our June 2010 Employment Alert, we described a bill that had been passed by the New York State Legislature that paved the way for significant changes in the labor law for domestic workers. This bill was recently signed into law, affording certain household employees rights that the average corporate employee - who is typically an "at will" employee - may not have....

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