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Employers can check applicants’ LinkedIn references without violating the FCRA
  • Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC
  • USA
  • June 1 2015

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed a proposed class action alleging that LinkedIn was a


Disclosing legal advice to employees with a need to know does not waive privilege.
  • Jenner & Block
  • USA
  • May 31 2015

In Scott v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.,No. 12-CV-08333 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 27, 2015), the district court held that disclosing legal advice to corporate


Privacy & cybersecurity update - May 2015
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2015

In ACLU v. Clapper, the Second Circuit holds that Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act does not permit the wholesale collection and storage of certain


Employee is fired for disparaging boss on Facebook, NLRB says he engaged in protected activity
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently upheld an administrative judge's finding that firing a union employee who criticized his boss and


A reminder from the NLRB to scrutinize your &!$) policies
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

We have written often at BT Currents, including here and here, about the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) intense focus on employer policies


Status updates: Facebook postsreliable evidence?; Quora post costs applicant a job; a new ephemeral messaging app
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

These days, courts are more and more frequently faced with disputes over whether, as part of the discovery process, a litigant should be entitled to


LinkedIn Reference Search not subject to Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

Finding that LinkedIn's "Reference Search" function was not subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a Northern California federal district


NLRB social media rules continue to surprise as Board reinstates employee after calling boss "NASTY MOTHER F"
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

Under the National Labor Relations Act ("Act"), employers usually may not discipline employees for engaging in certain collective or concerted


Harmless rap or dangerous threat? The question that has Chief Justice Roberts quoting Eminem
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

If I look you in the eye and tell you with a flick of my wrist I will slit your throat, you will likely call the police and have me arrested. If I


California court dismisses FCRA class action against LinkedIn
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

In recent years, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has become the focus of increasing litigation. By way of background, FCRA regulates consumer