Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
How GCs Use Social Media to Hire Law Firms
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Most marketers and marketing committee members routinely attend high-quality marketing programs.
It’s so much a part of the job description that it can be hard to remember that most lawyers rarely get any sort of...more
I confess that up until the huge LinkedIn case last month, I had no idea what wage and hour training even is, or why anyone needed to take it. After all, it’s pretty simple, right? Pay nonexempt workers their regular wage for...more
I’m not naive. I’ve seen my share of rotten business practices, along with many good ones, some even great. I’ve witnessed people who try to do good, and plenty who seem to specialize in doing the opposite....more
After being investigated by the US Labor Department for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, LinkedIn has been forced to pay out nearly $6 million in damages and unpaid overtime to 359 employees....more
“Sales” is a dirty word at some law firms — one that brings to mind “Glengarry Glenn Ross” or a fast-talking used car dealer. But in an increasingly competitive marketplace, where firms fight one another to land work,...more
The digital revolution has caused tremendous growth in the volume of documents stored and collected electronically. It has also caused the creation of new sources of digital data, one of the most significant of which is...more
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site with a membership of more than 50 million professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. LinkedIn serves as an online resumé, offers the ability to...more
Last week, the Department of Labor announced that LinkedIn paid nearly $6 million ($3.3 million in back wages and $2.5 in liquidated damages) to 359 employees in back wages and damages for unpaid overtime, after an...more
It’s been an interesting week on the wage and hour legal front. One of the big names in social networking, LinkedIn, made headlines this week when the U.S. Department of Labor announced a settlement of allegations that...more
We connect with our clients and contacts in many different ways — telephone calls, emails and by sharing on social networks. The quality of those interactions determines how we make our contacts feel. If we do it well, we...more
What do lawyers and Pakistani factory workers have in common? More than you think. Especially when it comes to innovation....more
There’s no point in connecting to the other lawyers in your firm on LinkedIn, right? I mean, you already know them. Wrong. LinkedIn.com, the premier social network for professionals across the world, isn’t just about...more
..Since launching its Google+ social network three years ago, Google has insisted that Google+ users use only their real names on the network — no pseudonyms. Perhaps in an effort to attract more users to Google+, the...more
According to an article in The New York Times this week, high level executives make up the majority of tablet users in the workplace. That may change, though, as in the workplace tablet usage increases. It was predicted this...more
From Around the Web
- Widening the Net: Solo and small firm lawyers are doing the same marketing activities week after week. But they’ll need to expand efforts if they want their firms to actually grow. (Solo Practice...more
A simple search on Linked-In, Facebook, and Twitter reveals that social media is connected with the construction industry in significant ways. In one respect, a growing number of construction professionals intentionally...more
The Mysterious Disappearance of the LinkedIn Activity Feed
The LinkedIn activity feed is back.
Last December, LinkedIn quietly removed the activity feed from each user’s profile. The activity feed sat just below...more
Jurors are expected to decide cases based on evidence they see and hear in the courtroom, after deliberating while sequestered from outside influences. For decades, courts have enforced rules and practices designed to make...more
Are you running a “feast or famine” practice? If you are overwhelmed with work and have no time to develop business… then when you’re finished with the work at hand there is nothing on the horizon… THAT my friend is a feast...more
Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at...more
It appears that California’s consumer-friendly Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus & Prof. Code §17200 et seq. (“UCL”), encompasses claims made regarding website privacy policies. In In re LinkedIn User Privacy Litigation, No....more
“It’s not you, it’s me.” This classic line has been used for years to let a soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend down easy. For the last few years, law firm use of LinkedIn has absolutely exploded. Yet Twitter usage is still in the...more
For one brief, bright, shining moment in the history of mass human communication, everyone had the ability to talk to everyone else and no corporate gatekeeper was not in control. In that moment — after the mass media no...more
Approximately 97% of lawyers never share on Linkedin. Some of them don’t even know the option to share articles exists. To share an update, you simply log into LinkedIn, and go to the top of the homepage. I sometimes show...more
Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending May 2. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share.
From Around the Web -
If You Had to do it All Over Again, Would You Go to Law School? An SPU student shares...more
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