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Talk versus email: avoiding legal problems
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


Employees should not have recording rights under NLRA
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


Louisiana bans access to employees' social media
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


Facebook: the new water cooler not the new Vegas
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2013

As of June 2013, Facebook, the reigning social-media giant, had 1.15 billion monthly active users who spent an average of 8.3 hours a month on


Social media legislation employers beware of the ongoing movement to protect employees and potential new hires
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


Don't fear the future: using Instagram as a recruiting tool
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


Facebook foils FMLA faker
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


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

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


Customer lists by another name social media and trade secrets - part 1
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


Employee fired for Facebook rant doesn't like status
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2014

There's no doubt about it - Facebook is the 21st Century water cooler. Workers who used to gather in the break room to talk about the latest sports