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It's official: NLRB confirms protection for employees involved in Facebook rants against coworkers

  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2012

As readers of this blog know, in September 2011, Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan was the first NLRB judge to issue a ruling on a Facebook-related

NLRB: discharging non-union employee’s for Facebook posts violated NLRA

  • Miller Canfield PLC
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2012

In September 2011, we alerted you to the decision in Hispanics United of Buffalo, a decision by a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law

Social media & employees: when every little thing is searchable

  • Dentons
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • December 9 2012

The scope of an employer’s right to discipline and terminate an employee for indiscreet or inappropriate remarks in social media is far from settled

Social media defamation victories assist companies in fighting reputational attacks

  • Governo Law Firm LLC
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  • USA
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  • January 9 2013

A company's reputation is often its most important asset. Damage to reputation can lead to lost customers, revenue, investors, and employees. Not

Look before you tweet: employer may be liable for impersonating employee on Facebook, Twitter

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 25 2011

An employer who allegedly posted to an employee's Facebook and Twitter accounts without her consent may face liability for its actions, according to a federal judge in Illinois

"Like" speech

  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2013

The Court of Appeals for the United States Fourth Appellate Circuit ruled this week that when a person "likes" a candidate's page on Facebook, that

Suit against Philadelphia police highlights importance of paying attention to employee internet access

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2009

CNN.com is reporting that a group of Philadelphia policemen and women have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the Philiadelphia police department for race discrimination on the ground that the department allegedly permitted its white officers, including some of supervisory rank, to maintain a private website that allegedly was used as a forum for racially offensive comments

Employee Facebook postings protected in some cases

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2011

An ambulance company, American Medical Response (AMR), fired an employee after she was caught criticizing her supervisor on Facebook

My friends are your friends? U.S. court rules that an employer’s myspace “friends” list can be a trade secret

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • June 22 2012

In a decision that may one day be cited by Canadian courts on the extent of an employer’s rights over its social media properties, the United States District Court for Colorado has ruled that an employer’s MySpace Profile and “Friends” list can qualify as trade secrets

Facebook fables in employment litigation

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2013

In recent years, employers have become familiar with navigating social media from a human resources perspective. These same issues are now making