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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

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

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

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

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

Maryland "Facebook law" raises new obstacles for employers vetting applicants and investigating employees, but with important exceptions

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2012

The momentum in the media made it almost inevitable: the first state law to expressly restrict employers from asking applicants and employees for social media account log-in credentials has been passed

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