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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

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

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

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

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

NLRB opens useful escape hatch for employers responding to obnoxious social media conduct

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2011

Selling luxury cars in a down economy can be tough enough without employees mocking a company-sponsored sales event on their Facebook page

Recently enacted New Jersey law shines spotlight on critical social media issue for healthcare employers

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2012

When the photographs and videos flooding social media include images of patients or the victims of an accident or crime, it gives human resources professionals, compliance officers and in-house employment counsel at health care facilities heartburn and forces them to spring into action

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

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
  • -
  • 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