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Customer lists by another name social media and trade secrets - part 1
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

Employers are well aware of the various implications that the social media explosion has on the workplace. The various issues created by Facebook


A social media status update: a gray area of solicitation- part 2
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 5 2013

Employers frequently use restrictive covenant agreements to prevent their employees from competing for a certain period after employment. One common


Facebook foils FMLA faker
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 1 2013

The legitimate and beneficial purposes of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are undeniable. The law provides employees who have a serious


Louisiana bans access to employees' social media
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

On May 22, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act into law. The Act, effective immediately, prohibits


Social media legislation employers beware of the ongoing movement to protect employees and potential new hires
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 7 2014

Over the past couple of months there has been a flurry of legislative activity at the state level concerning an employer's ability to access the


Surviving The Holiday Party Season: An Employer’s Quick Reference Guide
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

As 2016 winds down, we are entering into the prime season for holiday gatherings. Based on a recent study by the Society for Human Resource


Talk versus email: avoiding legal problems
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

Electronic communications are a mixed blessing. Business is more efficient and new ways of commerce continue to open. However, ubiquitous electronic


Three Things Employers Need To Know About Cyber Monday 2016
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

This Monday after Thanksgiving - also known as Cyber Monday - is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history. Last year, an estimated


Don't fear the future: using Instagram as a recruiting tool
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 1 2014

By now, most employers recognize that they shouldn't peek at the social-media profiles of applicants for all sorts of reasons. It's sort of like


Employees should not have recording rights under NLRA
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

The National Labor Relations Board has held that employees have a broad right under federal labor law to discuss their "wages, hours and working