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Employee’s deactivation of Facebook account leads to sanctions
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The latest Facebook case highlights how courts now intend to hold parties accountable when it comes to preserving their personal social media

A reminder to avoid prying into private group Facebook pages!
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

We haven't seen a lot of Facebook firing cases coming out of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") recently, but on April 3, 2013, the NLRB's

Employers beware: cyber-bullying could wreak havoc in your workplace
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

Social media and blogs have become popular forums for bullying and harassment

Employers take notice: scrutinize your social media policies now!
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

An NLRB Administrative Law Judge, following the lead of the NLRB from its recent decision in Costco Wholesale Inc., invalidated social media and other employment policies of DISH Network, Inc

Testing the social media waters - court requires the EEOC to produce Facebook postings
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2012

Social media has become an integral part of modern society

Social media posts and concerted activity
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

In the last several months, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has attracted attention by issuing complaints against employers who disciplined or discharged employees for posting comments on Facebook or other social media criticizing the employer

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

Claim that ex-employee twittered away company trade secrets allowed to proceed
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • February 8 2012

A case being litigated in the Northern District of California has the potential to set new and interesting precedent on how the laws of unfair competition will deal with social media

Court allows claims against employer who accessed social media accounts to proceed
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2012

In Maremont v. Susan Fredman Design Group, No. 10-C-7811, 2011 WL 6101949 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 7, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois refused to grant summary judgment to an employer on an employee’s claims pursuant to the Lanham Act and the Stored Communication Act

Nurse using abusive language toward hospital administrator on Facebook justifies firing
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2014

As this blog has covered on a number of occasions, employee speech on Facebook, particularly if it is profane, vituperative or threatening, can lead