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Nevada becomes state 11 to enact social media password protection legislation

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • 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

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

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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