Number 50: What Happens When a Boss “Likes” An Employee a Little Too Much? As we conclude this 50 For 50 series, we look to the future of employment law.  As we see it, the biggest change in the workplace has been the emergence of social media.  According to recent surveys, nearly three-quarters of American…

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Category: EEO, Social Media,

Brendan Eich resigned his post as CEO of Mozilla, a California-based company, in early April after just 14 days on the job.  The reason for his sudden departure and short tenure?  It became public that in 2008, Eich contributed $1,000 in support of the Proposition 8 campaign, the California voter referendum that sought to ban…

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Eighteen months ago, we reported on a slate of decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which struck down social media, confidentiality and other similar policies from non-union employee handbooks.  In a surprising turn, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently enforced one of those decisions in Flex Frac Logistics LLC v. NLRB.  

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Category: NLRB, Social Media,

A U.S. District Court Judge in New Jersey has just found that private Facebook postings by an employee about her employer are subject to the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. §§2701-11 (SCA).  The ruling raises significant potential hurdles for employers who act on private information posted by their employees on social media sites.

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Would you believe that 1.1 billion people use Facebook and one-third of Americans use social media for at least an hour a work.  Considering how prevalent social media is, you are behind the curve if you do not already have a social media policy.  But what should it say? HK Partner Dan Handman answered that…

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Category: Social Media,