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NLRB expands employees’ use of email for protected activity
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or the "Board") has yet again expanded employees' rights to discuss the terms and conditions of their

National Labor Relations Board adds to Facebook jurisprudence; finds posts to be protected, concerted activity
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 26 2012

The National Labor Relations Board issued its first social media decision in September. Last week, the NLRB issued another social media decision in a case

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

SCA protects private Facebook posts, but not if friends share them to others
  • IT-LEX Inc
  • USA
  • August 30 2013

We've written about the discovery of social media in the context of labor and employment law several times in the past, but a case from last week in

Social media & employees: when every little thing is searchable
  • Dentons
  • Canada, USA
  • December 9 2012

The scope of an employer’s right to discipline and terminate an employee for indiscreet or inappropriate remarks in social media is far from settled

What's in a "like"? Precedent-setting case poses new risk for employers
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2013

The ubiquitous thumbs-up icon in Facebook has gained new prominence for private employers. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals

Social media: a key source of evidence in employment cases
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

As a growing number of states pass laws to restrict employers from gaining access to employees' personal social media accounts, what employees post in social media can be critical evidence in employment-related investigations and litigations

Casanova Cad or Terrifying Ted: drawing the text-harassment line
  • IT-LEX Inc
  • USA
  • September 11 2013

When does someone cross the line from forwardness to harassment? According to one recent California opinion "it is far from normal, socially

Eleventh Circuit: cop’s Facebook rant isn’t protected speech
  • IT-LEX Inc
  • USA
  • November 4 2013

Here at IT-Lex, we often report on the perils of posting employment related information on social media. Fact: it's never a good idea to complain