The Ever-Expanding Scope of Social Media Discovery
John Lewis of BakerHostetler Discusses Use of Social Media in Gawker Class Action
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
Should an employer have a written social media policy?
Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster'
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Survey: Firms With Blogs Grow Revenue Faster
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
How GCs Use Social Media to Hire Law Firms
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
How Lawyers Can Optimize Their Profile Feed On LinkedIn
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How To Create A Personal Profile On LinkedIn For Lawyers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
What Next for the NLRB?
The NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel recently published an advice memorandum regarding an employer’s social media policy that provides yet another example of the NLRB’s disapproval of policies that use overbroad language...more
On April 17, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) decision finding a local branch of the Amalgamated Transit Union (“Union”) could...more
After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle). I figured it would be a good time to revisit the...more
The NLRB last week filed its brief at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the well-publicized Facebook “Like” firing case, Three D, LLC v. NLRB. Prior to the appeal, we discussed the NLRB’s August 2014 ruling here as part...more
We have written previously about the expanding scope of social media activities that the National Labor Relations Act protects and the tight limits the NLRB places on an employer’s ability to discipline employees for...more
The National Labor Relations Board recently demonstrated how far it will go to protect employees in the name of protected concerted activity.
In Pier Sixty, LLC, an employee took to Facebook to call his manager a...more
Over the past few years, we’ve warned our employer clients that discipline of employees for social media activity has become risky business. The National Labor Relations Board has taken the position that employee commentary...more
I don’t know if you are or aren’t. That’s probably for a different timeforhardselfassessmentlawblog.com (wish I had purchased that domain). However, I do know that your employees apparently can call their manager a nasty...more
On March 19, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made public new guidance governing a number of keys areas that have been challenging employers for the last few years. These clarifications could affect employers’...more
It’s been a little while since we talked about the NLRB and its feelings on “protected concerted activities” and social media policies. After all, there are other social media and employment law issues worth considering from...more
In addition to the risks associated with employers’ use of social media as related to the recruiting and the hiring process, employers should also be aware of potential pitfalls associated with restricting or monitoring...more
In 2015, I predict an increased focus on employees’ rights regarding their personal social media accounts. Since 2012, individual states have enacted laws prohibiting employers from requesting access to their employees’ (or...more
During our workplace privacy segment, our presenters, Mintz Levin attorneys Cynthia Larose and Richard Block, and Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Time, Inc., Michelle Goldstein, addressed several issues that...more
In 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) scrutinized employer policies and practices, protected employee use of social media and employers' email systems to organize and engage in protected concerted...more
If the National Labor Relations Board seemed to be on the ropes in 2013, it certainly came out swinging in 2014. Last year, we reported that the Board faced a number of serious legal battles. Although...more
More predictions about privacy, advertising and digital media trends making headlines in 2015 from Of Digital Interest editor Bridget O’Connell and predictions from our London office by Rob Lister...more
Social media continues to play an important role in all aspects of a company’s internal and public communications. Companies are utilizing social media to make SEC disclosures, coordinate targeted advertising and marketing...more
While the year is still young, here are 15 New Year’s resolutions that employers may want to make:
1. Make sure your “independent contractors” are really independent contractors. ”Independent contractors” are under...more
In This Issue:
- Message from the Chair
- On the Horizon: Is Obama Remaking the Workplace While Leaving Congress Behind?
- The 2014 Supreme Court Decisions Every Employer Should Know
- What to Expect from the...more
This is the time of year to anxiously look forward to all that is anticipated to come in 2015. But it is also the time to look back at all that has happened in 2014. Rather than simply give you links to all of my stimulating...more
The exact limits of employee protected speech on social media are still finding definition, but a recent National Labor Relations Board decision identifies at least one limit: premeditated insubordination. In Richmond...more
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) upheld a San Francisco nonprofit’s decision not to rehire two employees due to their Facebook conversation. In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, the nonprofit ran an...more
State Voters Pass Paid Sick Leave, Wage Increases -
Why it matters: The polls have closed and the votes are in: The midterm elections will have a significant impact on employers across the country as voters in multiple...more
Recent District of Hawaii decision suggests social media policies are more important than ever, despite NLRB’s dramatic limits on employers’ ability to police employee speech on the Internet -
Howard v. Hertz -...more
In prior articles, we have discussed various decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) protecting employee social media activity as concerted activity under Section 7 the National Labor Relations...more
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