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Can employers discipline employees who post false claims of harassment on Facebook? Yes, but beware of the pitfalls
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2014

Employers know all too well, or are learning very quickly, that the intersection of their anti-harassment policies and their employees' Facebook

Federal ALJ says social media policy cannot require employees to state that their opinions are not those of the company
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board has attacked a range of employer social media policies that sought to restrict employees'

NLRB strikes grocer’s online communications policy, disregards NLRB General Counsel memo
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2014

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recently ruled in Kroger Co. of Michigan and Anita Grangerthat the Kroger Co

"Like" speech
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2013

The Court of Appeals for the United States Fourth Appellate Circuit ruled this week that when a person "likes" a candidate's page on Facebook, that

Fourth Circuit holds that Facebook “like” is protected by the First Amendment
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2013

Remember that Facebook photo of a friend's vacation that you "liked" a couple of days ago? Well, congratulations, you've just exercised your

Fourth Circuit holds "liking" a Facebook page is protected speech in the public employment context. What does this mean in the private employment context? Well, it won't stop those annoying farmville or candy crush invitations
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2013

Within the last month, courts have taken steps to protect communications made via social media. For example, in Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital

Protected concerted activity on Facebook: the NLRB “likes” this
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • September 8 2014

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to expand its interpretation of the forms of employee online behavior that constitute protected

Update: NLRB’s Facebook “like” case headed to court
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

As we recently reported, the National Labor Relations Board found that Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille ("Triple Play") had unlawfully discharged an

Tips for protecting trade secrets in the social media age
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2014

Social media clearly has numerous uses and benefits, as hundreds of millions of users worldwide can attest. From connecting with a long lost friend

Employees finally “Facebook” the music for “insubordinate” posts
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 361 NLRB No. 74 (2014) ("Richmond") the National Labor Relations Board ("Board") affirmed an ALJ's decision