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Facebook postings showing misuse of FMLA leave can form sufficient legal basis of termination

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
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  • March 25 2013

Based on the number of social media decisions from the National Labor Relations Board over the past two years, most employers understand that when

Termination for Facebook posting does not violate state invasion of privacy law

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 27 2012

Recent court decisions related to employees’ online postings have centered on whether disciplinary decisions regarding those postings may violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA

NLRB provides further direction on social media policies in recent advice memorandum

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2012

Last month, employers received a little more help from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) in formulating social media policies that pass muster under scrutiny from the Board

NLRB is finding ways to implement its employee rights notice posting, in spite of legal challenges

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2012

On September 28, 2012, a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed the decision of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who upheld a car dealership’s firing of a salesperson that was based on a Facebook posting

NLRB turns its attention to the elements of an acceptable social media policy

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2012

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects the right of employees to engage in “concerted activities” with each other for the purpose of collective bargaining or in efforts to improve working conditions and terms of employment

The NLRB is making clear its position regarding social media communications

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued another complaint (and accompanying press release) alleging unlawful termination of an employee for posting photos and comments on Facebook

How many hours have you worked this week? Check your phone

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 26 2011

The Department of Labor has entered the digital age with a splash, and has announced the launch of its first application for smartphones

NLRB complaint based upon Facebook posts as “concerted activity” is settled prior to hearing

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 14 2011

In November 2010, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its plans to prosecute a complaint issued by a Connecticut regional office regarding the termination of a union memberemployee who posted negative remarks about her supervisor on her personal Facebook page

Facebook posts might be viewed by NLRB as “concerted activity”

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2010

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) restricts employers' attempts to interfere with employees' efforts to work together to improve the terms and conditions of their workplace and employment

FTC guidelines may create company liability for employees’ online endorsements

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 28 2009

In October 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued final guidelines, which became effective on December 1, 2009, regarding the use of "endorsements and testimonials" in advertising