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New Jersey’s new social media law blocks employers’ prying eyes

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2013

An increasing number of Americans are using social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, both on and off the job. Some companies, in an effort

LinkedIn lockout: social media ownership wars wage on

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2013

In a highly anticipated case, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania District Court recently held that an individual who creates a LinkedIn account

Will the decision invalidating the NLRB recess appointments change the NLRB’s view towards employee use of social media

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2013

As was widely reported, on January 25, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down President Obama's recess appointments to the

California declines FINRA “friend request”: the impact of state social media privacy legislation on broker-dealers’ ability to comply with FINRA rules

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

On September 27, 2012, California Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1844, which limits employer access to employees’ social media accounts

Yes, employees may (sometimes) be fired for incriminating Facebook posts

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2012

You’ve probably read the recent articles warning employers of the dangers of basing employment actions on employees’ Facebook posts

More states introduce legislation prohibiting employer requests for social media passwords; Feds join in

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

Earlier this year, following a highly-publicized case in Maryland we discussed in this post in which the Maryland Department of Corrections refused to hire an applicant after reviewing his private Facebook page, which it accessed by requiring that the applicant provide the employer with access, Maryland passed a law currently the only law in the nation prohibiting employers from requesting that employees provide login or password information to their private, personal social media accounts

NRLB judge finds employees wrongfully terminated for Facebook postings

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2012

On April 27, 2012, an NLRB Administrative Law Judge issued another decision in the growing body of cases involving employee use of social media

Maryland may become first state to ban employers from asking applicants and employees for access to their social media accounts

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2012

We’ve been following the issue of employers asking applicants and employees for access to their social media accounts

Employers requesting Facebook access may face federal consequences

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2012

Add the United States Senate to the growing list of legislative bodies considering new laws that would ban employers from requiring job applicants to turn over their Facebook usernames and passwords as part of the background investigation process

NLRB shows no sign of relenting in scrutiny of social media policies

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2012

For several months, we have been following the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) increasing scrutiny of employer social media and communications policies that, the agency feels, impair employees’ rights to complain about wages and working conditions rights enjoyed by nearly all employees (not just unionized employees) under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA