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NLRB Judge strikes Hooters franchise social media policy

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a Hooters franchise unlawfully fired a waitress who

Oklahoma and Louisiana restrict employer access to social media

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2014

Oklahoma and Louisiana became the latest states to limit employer access to personal social media accounts of employees or job applicants. Oklahoma's

Tennessee restricts employer access to social media

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2014

Tennessee recently became the latest state to prohibit employers from requiring that job applicants or employees disclose their passwords to personal

Employers, landlords and schools prohibited from requesting personal social media user names and passwords

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2014

A Wisconsin law recently went into effect banning employers, landlords, and educational institutions from requesting or requiring access to certain

NLRB says employees lawfully fired for Facebook post

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2014

An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently found that a non-profit center lawfully fired two employees who

NLRB General Counsel's Office issues four advice memoranda providing guidance on social media policies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2013

Recently, the Division of Advice at the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released four advice memoranda

Illinois social media law amended to allow employer access to “professional” accounts

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed S.B. 2306 into law, amending the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. The law as amended allows

Manager violated the Stored Communication Act by using a fake Facebook account to see an employee's posts

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2013

In an arbitration decision released recently, an arbitrator found that a U.S. Border Patrol manager violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA) when

California social media law likely does not protect background checks

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2013

California Labor Code 980, which prohibits employers from asking employees or job applicants for social media passwords, contains an exemption

NLRB finds workplace social media policy unlawful

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2013

The National Labor Relations Board recently released an advice memorandum addressing the lawfulness of an employer's social media policy. In the