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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
  • -
  • 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

Rhode Island enacts new legislation prohibiting employers' access to personal online content

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2014

Rhode Island recently became the fifth state in 2014 and the 17th state nationwide to enact legislation restricting access by employers to

NLRB report challenges validity of many commonly used social media policies

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2012

In its most recent effort to draw lines on the self-described “hot topic” of the “lawfulness of employers’ social media policies and rules,” the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of General Counsel has taken the position that many policy provisions commonly seen in employers’ social media policies violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA

Oklahoma and Louisiana become the latest states to enact social media password protection laws

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2014

Weeks after Wisconsin and Tennessee1 enacted their own legislation aimed at restricting access by employers to applicants' and employees' personal

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

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • 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

What's in a "like"? Precedent-setting case poses new risk for employers

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2013

The ubiquitous thumbs-up icon in Facebook has gained new prominence for private employers. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals

New Jersey court's decision provides roadmap for access to employees' restricted social media content

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2013

With New Jersey poised to become the twelfth state to enact a social media password protection law and scant case law addressing the circumstances

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
  • -
  • 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