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The NLRB is making clear its position regarding social media communications
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 6 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued another complaint (and accompanying press release) alleging unlawful termination of an employee for posting photos and comments on Facebook

Think you own your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook account? Think again
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

You may not, as reflected in the recently reported decision of Eagle v. Morgan, 2011 WL 6739448 (E.D. Pa. December 22, 2011) where both the employee and her former employer claim ownership in the employee’s LinkedIn account, the popular social networking site for business professionals

Who owns your Twitter account?
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

We’ve talked before about who owns social media profiles, content, etc., but we had not seen much guidance yet from the courts

Employee fired after suicidal Facebook message is going to trial
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

A court in Seattle recently ruled that an employee who was fired after sending her manager a Facebook message stating she was thinking of killing herself can go to trial on her disability discrimination claims

Are employer social networking accounts protectable trade secrets?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 13 2012

Social media has become an increasingly important tool for businesses to market their products and services

Who owns a social media account? Court rules that employer did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by taking over a LinkedIn account
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

A recent summary judgment ruling issued out of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Eagle v. Morgan, et al., CIV-No. 11-4303, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143614 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 4, 2012), highlights the need for employers to have clear policies regarding social media accounts established and used on the employer’s behalf

Another social media battleground: employee LinkedIn accounts - "it's mine" - "no it's not"
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 15 2012

In PhoneDog v. Kravitz, an employer and former employee battled over who owns a company-sponsored Twitter account (read about it here and here

The NLRB upholds employer-friendly ruling in first decision involving firing over a Facebook posting
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

As a powerful tool to reach a wide audience and a vehicle for users to reveal otherwise private information, social media creates fertile ground for litigation, particularly in the employment and labor context

Drawing the line online: employers’ rights to employees’ social media accounts
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

With the unprecedented popularity of social media, employees have increasingly used LinkedIn and other online forums to network for business and social purposes

Time to re-examine your social media policy
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

In what is likely to be the first of many rulings impacting the effect of social media policies, the National Labor Relations Board has invalidated a policy in Costco Wholesale Corp.'s national employee handbook, which generally banned employees from posting damaging or disparaging content on electronic message boards, finding that the policy was overbroad and constituted unfair labor practice under Section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA