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Social media at work: What's allowed and what isn't? Facebook and LinkedIn are eradicating the carefully crafted compartments that generations have relied upon in leading their lives. Denver attorney Sean Gallagher shares how...more
“Likes,” “tweets,” “hashtags,” and “wall posts” are all words that have quickly entered our lexicon through the continuing explosion of growth that is social media....more
Providing yet another example of how online social networking can amount to protected conduct under the National Labor Relations Act, the NLRB ruled earlier this month in New York Party Shuttle, LLC and Fred Pflantzer, CN:...more
For those recovery and subrogation professionals facing the challenge of serving foreign defendants with legal papers for actions filed in the U.S. courts, the process “serving” those foreign defendants can be a long and...more
On April 30, 2013, Magistrate Judge Westmore recommended that the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California award Facebook $2.8 million in damages from typosquatters under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection...more
In a recent decision involving employee social media activity, the National Labor Relations Board held that a high-end clothing boutique in San Francisco violated the National Labor Relations Act when it terminated employees...more
As a growing number of states pass legislation which will protect individuals’ social media accounts from employer scrutiny, they have encountered a surprising adversary – FINRA and other securities regulators....more
The legitimate and beneficial purposes of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are undeniable. The law provides employees who have a serious health condition, are caring for a family member with a serious health condition,...more
On April 5, 2013, Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto of New Jersey’s proposed “Facebook law” (A-2878), which is intended to prohibit employers from inquiring about or otherwise accessing applicants’ and...more
Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have become a part of daily life in the United States and abroad. The unavoidable reach of social media into our personal lives has...more
We are pleased to present the 27th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight stories that will have an impact on business, commerce and litigation, including the...more
Is it ever NOT okay to delete your social media account?
That's the question we ask in this JD Supra Legal Perspective. And for an answer, we look at recent coverage of a case in which an airline worker in New Jersey...more
As we have discussed in several previous alerts, the National Labor Relations Board continues to pursue complaints against employers related to an expanding realm of policies and social media activity. In another recent...more
In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it intended to release a guidance document explaining how it will regulate industry’s use of social media to advertise products or communicate with...more
Employee use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other internet social sites, whether at the workplace and during work time or off-duty, can be a minefield for both employees and employers....more
A federal magistrate judge in New Jersey recently sanctioned a plaintiff for evidence spoliation after he deactivated his Facebook account during litigation, resulting in its permanent deletion by Facebook after 14 days...more
In a recent decision from the District of New Jersey, Gatto v. United Air Lines, Inc, et al., No. 10-cv-1090, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41909 (D.N.J. March 25, 2013), the Court found that the Plaintiff had destroyed and/or failed...more
The SEC opened the barn doors on use of social media, or merely reaffirmed existing guidance, depending on your point of view, in a recent Section 21(a) report....more
Recognizing the reality that many investors likely get more information from Facebook and Twitter than a corporate 10-K and that most public companies have a robust social media presence, the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more
The first quarter of 2013 was among the busiest yet for developments in the use of social media in litigation.
First, courts have continued to weigh in on the extent to which a party can obtain discovery of an opposing...more
A March 23, 2013 decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey serves as a cautionary tale for litigants. As a result of some arguably poor decisions by the plaintiff and likely miscommunication between...more
Are social media companies based in the United States subject to European data privacy laws? Two recent judicial decisions – one in France and the other in Germany – arrived at different answers. The Civil Court of Paris held...more
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report clarifying that companies can use social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter, to disseminate material nonpublic company information under Regulation...more
As I said in an earlier post, I’ll be speaking about Social Media and the Workplace, as part of WESFACCA’s “Day of Privacy” presentation later this week. ...more
An Oregon man learned that the best way to get caught committing a crime is to talk about it on Facebook. On New Year's Day police showed up at his door after they were alerted to a Facebook post he wrote about driving drunk....more
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