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Social Media Policies are organizational personnel policies that outline, often in employee handbooks, acceptable standards for online behavior, as well as ownership and maintenance of organizational social media... more +
Social Media Policies are organizational personnel policies that outline, often in employee handbooks, acceptable standards for online behavior, as well as ownership and maintenance of organizational social media accounts and profiles. The development and enforcement of Social Media Policies can be a controversial issue. For example, some Social Media Policies have been subjected to scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board for being reasonably interpreted as discouraging "protected concerted activity."  less -
Baker Donelson

To Post or Not to Post: NLRB, Social Media & the Workplace

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At the core of federal labor law is an employee's right to engage in concerted activities for the purpose of mutual aid and protection, even if it is not a union shop. ...more

Cozen O'Connor

#No Filter: Terminating an Employee for Social Media Posts

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Prior to the advent of social media and especially the #MeToo movement, employers were generally comfortable drawing a bright line between what employees did on their own time and workplace misconduct. ...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Top Tips for Reviewing Your Social Media Profile

Fifty-six percent of law school admissions officers say they look at an applicant’s social media profile to learn more about them, according to a survey by Kaplan Test Prep of 117 law schools. Ninety-one percent of law...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Minnesota Legislative Update: Bills to Watch

The Minnesota Legislature is in session through May 20, 2019. This session promises to be very active with numerous bills affecting employers and the workplace. Major bills include paid leaves of absence (including family and...more

K&L Gates LLP

Digital Crisis PR: Removal of Unlawful Content from Digital Platforms

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Whether you are an individual, a start-up, or a multi-million dollar corporation, there is an art to removal-or “takedowns”- of unlawful content or negative reviews that have been posted about you or your business online. In...more

Reminger Co., LPA

Social Media – The Unruly Teenager Whose Growing Pains Continue to Challenge Employment Lawyers and HR Professionals

by Reminger Co., LPA on

Facebook is 15 years old this year. Like many teenagers, Facebook and the plethora of other social media outlets (Instagram, Twitter, etc.) continue to be volatile, and represent constant challenges for the people in charge,...more

Cozen O'Connor

Top 10 HR Headaches for 2019

by Cozen O'Connor on

A new year always brings new headaches for HR professionals. So far, 2019 has been off to a running start with a government shutdown, the early start of the next presidential campaign and talks of major immigration reform....more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Employers Beware: Can You Legally Terminate an Employee for a Controversial Facebook Post?

In this era of social media, it has become quite common for employees to post information online about their personal lives, their political views, and information related to their jobs. Social networks have increasingly...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

NLRB Issues Important Decision Regarding What Constitutes “Protected Concerted Activity” in Union and Union-Free Environments...

In yet another case that impacts both union and non-union employers, the Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board (Board) overruled Obama-era precedent and substantially narrowed what is considered “protected...more

K&L Gates LLP

Digital Crisis PR: Top five digital precautions for universities

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When it comes to digital threats, universities must protect not only a broad and deeply layered infrastructure, but also vast populations of students. In this episode, Elisa D’Amico and Desiree Moore outline their top five...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Maryland State Government Employee’s Job Duties Reinstated after Demotion Following Facebook Post

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Employees’ use of their personal social media accounts in ways that could impact an employer’s business present challenges to employers....more

Verrill Dana LLP

12 Days of HR: All I Want For Christmas Is . . . A Side Hustle?

by Verrill Dana LLP on

In recent years, “side hustles” have become an increasingly common phenomenon among employees in all industries to supplement income from a “traditional” job. A key attribute of side hustles is that they are self-managed, and...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Social Media Engagement - Top 10 Legal Issues and Risk Mitigation Strategies

While individuals can interact with celebrities, brands, and anyone else on social media with impunity and little legal risk, companies may not. Companies and the brands they manage occupy a different space because companies...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

Social Media Policies: Protection for “Water Cooler” Discussions in the Digital Age

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As discussed in an earlier blog post, conflict between retail employers and their employees over the use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is increasingly common....more

Littler

Littler Global Guide - Denmark - Q3 2018

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Act on Protecting Trade Secrets- New Legislation Enacted- The new Act on Protecting Trade Secrets is based on an EU-directive, which aims to streamline and strengthen the effort on trade secrets within the EU....more

Pillsbury - Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Keeping a Handle on Social Media Management by Employees

We often write about the benefits and pitfalls of social media usage. As companies and big businesses employ social media as an advertising mainstay, one pitfall we frequently encounter is the failure to properly manage a...more

Fisher Phillips

Will Your Workers Go On Strike This Week? What You Need To Know

by Fisher Phillips on

Employee walkouts and protests are likely to occur on a large scale starting yesterday and lasting through Thursday, spurred on by the union-supported “Fight for $15” movement and in anticipation of the upcoming midterm...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Stealing Is Not Protected Activity

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After years of stringent oversight, the National labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is now loosening the reigns over workplace rules. The Office of the General Counsel of the NLRB recently issued an advice memo analyzing the...more

Cozen O'Connor

II-34- Ten Things You Missed From Summer 2018

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We're back! This brand new episode addresses the 10 developments you may have missed from this past summer of 2018, including employees secretly recording the workplace, new non-compete legislation, the unstoppable #MeToo...more

Epiq

Courts Rule on Cellphone, Social Media Privacy

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On June 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police usually need a search warrant before trying to track a person’s movements using cellphone data, even though the data is in the hands of a third party. In a 5-4 decision in...more

Hogan Lovells

Social media and the workplace

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Social media is one of the most significant developments in communication and has changed the way and speed at which people interact with one another. It has naturally infiltrated the working environment and brought about...more

Hogan Lovells

The changing workplace

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On 21 August 2018 we held an employment law seminar for our clients. We discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by social media ranging from: - Recruitment – how social media is used in the recruitment...more

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

NLRB’s General Counsel’s Office Releases Seven New Advice Memos

On July 13, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released seven new memos from its Division of Advice, which is part of the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel. The memos resulted from requests for guidance by...more

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Is A Twitter Account An Employer’s Trade Secret? Yes, Says Media Company

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

Companies zealously guard their trade secrets and other information that gives them a competitive edge. And as we’ve covered in prior posts, companies often resort to the courts to protect this kind of information....more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Fight Over Virginia Tech Sportswriter's Twitter Account: Who Owns Employees' Social Media Accounts?

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Andy Bitter was a sportswriter for the Roanoke Times covering Virginia Tech football. He recently announced on Twitter that he was leaving the Roanoke Times and would become the VT beat writer for The Athletic, a...more

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