Heather Pruger – Saul Ewing LLP

500 East Pratt Street 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202, United States

Old Lessons, New Technology: Seizing the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media and Other Free Internet-Based Tools

This article discusses the fact that technology has changed the way the practice of law looks, but has not changed the fact that, as lawyers, we have a professional obligation to provide our clients with timely, competent, and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Law Firm Marketing, Science, Computers, & Technology, Law Practice Products & Services

Cybercrimes and the Workplace

This article discusses that, in addition to civil liability that employment lawyers tend to be alert for in departing employee scenarios, departing employees can also be criminally liable for theft, misappropriation, or other…more
| Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy, Electronic Discovery

Governor O'Malley Signs Maryland Law Prohibiting Employers From Seeking Access to Personal Social Media Information; Other States Considering Similar Bans

On May 2, 2012, Governor O'Malley signed legislation making Maryland the first state to ban employers from requiring employees or job applicants to provide access to their personal social media and other Internet-based accounts…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Media Policies Facing Increased NLRB Scrutiny

The article discusses the aggressive actions that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken in pursuing employers on the basis of their social media policies under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. The…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Obtaining and Using Social Media in Litigation: Tips for the Employment Practitioner

Tips for obtaining social media during litigation, and using for your client's advantage…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Electronic Discovery

Using Social Media in Pre-Litigation Investigation

Practice pointers for the pre-litigation investigation and protection of often-overlooked social and other electronic media…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Electronic Discovery

Using Social Media in Pre-Litigation Investigation

Pre-litigation practice pointers for locating, obtaining, and protecting the wealth of often-overlooked information that is voluntarily disclosed via social and other electronic media content. Published in the September 2011…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy, Electronic Discovery

Social Media: Too Powerful To Ignore (FBA-MD Newsletter)

This article, published in the June 2011 issue of the newsletter of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, discusses the powerful tool that social media has become. Social media is too difficult to ignore and poses…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy, Electronic Discovery

Supreme Court holds FLSA protects employees against retaliation on the basis of oral complaints

On March 22, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. that the FLSA prohibits employers from retaliating against employees on the basis of an employee's oral complaint, but declined…more
| Labor & Employment Law
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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