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Social media password protection and privacy the patchwork of state laws and how it affects employers

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
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  • May 2 2013

Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have become a part of daily life in the United States and abroad. The

Making sense of the complex patchwork created by nearly one dozen new social media password protection laws

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2013

The legislative torrent has been virtually unprecedented in the area of workplace privacy. In a single season, spring 2013, seven states enacted

California's new social media "password protection" law takes a more balanced approach by accounting for employers' legitimate business interests

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2012

After a series of alleged incidents reported in the news media of employers (principally public employers) requesting or requiring access to employees' or applicants' personal social media accounts, legislators around the country rushed to introduce legislation in response to the public outcry

Nevada becomes state 11 to enact social media password protection legislation

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2013

Nevada has joined the growing list of states that have enacted "social media password protection" legislation that restricts employers' access to

Illinois' new social media password protection law handicaps employers' legitimate business activities

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2012

On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill modifying Illinois' Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act to limit employers' access to applicants' and employees' restricted social media accounts

Six recent NLRB cases provide further insight on structuring employers' social media policies

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2014

Employers, struggling to regulate employees' work-related social media postings, recently suffered a string of defeats in National Labor Relations

The National Labor Relations Board sheds useful light on key social media policy provisions

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2012

Between summer 2011 and spring 2012, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Acting General Counsel drew substantial attention in his direction by publishing three lengthy Advice Memos, which expressed his views on the application of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to social media policy provisions and employers’ discipline based on employees’ personal social media content

Workplace privacy 2014: what’s new and what employers may expect

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2014

New laws that went into effect on January 1, 2014, are a harbinger of what employers may expect to see in the coming year regarding workplace

Michigan's new "social media password protection" law multiplies the challenges for employers seeking to investigate employees' social media misconduct

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2013

Joining California, Illinois, and Maryland, Michigan has enacted its own social media password protection law, which went into effect with the governor's

Michigan's new "Internet Privacy Protection Act" sets limitations for employers and employees

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2013

On December 28, 2012, Michigan joined California, Illinois, and Maryland in enacting a social media password protection law when Governor Rick Snyder