Gregory Thiess

Presentation - Social Networking: An Ethical Issues Update.

The ethical issues surrounding the use of social media in the legal environment is constantly evolving, making it very important for attorneys to keep abreast of recent decisions, regulatory initiatives and legislative efforts…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Will Disqualifying Job Candidates Based on Their Current Unemployment Soon be Prohibited.

The article reviews a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission initiative to evaluate whether excluding a job applicant from consideration for a job, because the applicant is unemployed, results in a disparate impact on…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Consumer Protection

The Facebook Firing Case - Employer Limits on Restricting Employee Use of Social Media.

The article discusses the recent "Facebook Firing" case filed by the NLRB against a Connecticut employer, following the employer's decision to terminate an employee based on negative comments the employee posted about her…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Company Whistleblowers Get New Incentives and Protections.

The article provides a summary of the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's expansion of remedies and incentives for company whistleblowers. It also discusses the Dodd-Frank extension of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law
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