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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

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

FTC: twelve companies falsely claiming to comply with international safe harbor privacy framework

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2014

Twelve businesses spanning a variety of industries recently agreed to settle with the FTC stemming from charges that they falsely claimed to hold

Federal court finds plaintiff states valid claims against ex-employer that hacked LinkedIn account, but fails to award damages

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2013

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently ruled that an employee properly pled several state law causes of action against her previous employer

Oregon bill regulating social media access signed into law

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2013

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed into law H.B. 2654, which prohibits employers from requesting passwords from employees or applicants

Employer may be liable for accessing employee’s LinkedIn account

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2012

A Pennsylvania court recently found that a plaintiff who alleged her employer unlawfully took control of her LinkedIn account could not proceed on claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Lanham Act, although the court did find that the former employee could proceed on her state law claims for invasion of privacy, identity theft, conversion, and tortuous interference

Does your social media policy violate federal law?

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2012

The National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, recently issued a report on employer policies governing the use of social media in the workplace

Warner Bros. wins case against A.V.E.L.A., Inc. over use of certain film characters

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2011

In an interesting case involving The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, and "Tom & Jerry," the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ("A.V.E.L.A.") infringed on Warner Bros. copyrighted materials

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

Posts on employer’s blog and employee’s Facebook account may make employer liable for retaliation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee recently allowed the retaliation claims of two former employees at Coyote Ugly, a chain