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Time not worked: Supreme Court to hear Amazon.com FLSA case concerning time spent in security screenings
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Jesse Busk et al., on whether the time spent in security screenings is

“Facebook firing” ruling favors employer
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 4 2013

By now, employers are aware of a number of "Facebook firing" cases in which individuals who were terminated for posting content on Facebook have been

Off-duty discussion groups can be off-limits to employers
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

There is an inherent tension between an employee's right to privacy and an employer's right to monitor an employee's conduct - especially where the employer believes that the conduct may harm its business or otherwise subject it to liability

New Jersey Supreme Court requires detailed notice in employer electronic communications policies and increases employee privacy rights in Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc.
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

In a unanimous ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc., that employees' "attorney-client communications, if accessed on a personal, password-protected e-mail account using the company's computer system" are protected by the attorney-client privilege and cannot be retrieved and used by the employer irrespective of the employer's electronic communications policy

Social media sites: a useful tool for exposing violent employees?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become fertile grounds, unfortunately, for expressions of hatred and intentions to commit acts of severe violence

Social networking in the workplace and beyond
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

It's no secret that employees are facebooking, tweeting, and blogging more than ever before

So you still want to access an employee's Facebook page?
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

Whether an employer may access an employee's social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace largely depends on the employee's privacy settings and, if private, the employee's consent, even if the subject-matter of the posts is relevant to pending litigation and responsive to an otherwise valid subpoena, according to a recent federal court decision in California

Social networking sites and discovery a double-edged sword
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

The advent over the past decade of a plethora of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter has resulted in a potential treasure-trove of discovery for employers defending lawsuits and charges filed by employees

Court rules Facebook is fair game in discovery
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • USA
  • May 18 2010

Facebook is one of many social networking sites (SNS) where individuals reconnect with old classmates, provide up-to-the-minute details on their daily lives, and share pictures and postings with friends and family

Federal court dismisses security breach case, finding a "mere possibility" of increased ID theft insufficient
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2010

On March 9, 2010, Judge Legrome D. Davis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff seeking to bring a class action against insurance company Aetna following an alleged security breach of the company's job application website