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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


Facebook: the new water cooler not the new Vegas
  • Fisher Phillips
  • 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


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


Antisocial media- union not liable for threatening Facebook posts
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 1 2014

Imagine if you will, that a company-sponsored website allows employees to post comments. During the course of a union strike, an employee who chooses


Employee fired for Facebook rant doesn't like status
  • Fisher Phillips
  • 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


Snapchat Spectacles - The Newest Threat To Data Security And Privacy In The Workplace
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 30 2016

Last Friday, Snapchat (which recently changed its name to Snap, Inc.) announced the coming release of its newest product: “Spectacles” - brightly


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


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


The Dangers Of The Darknet
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 1 2016

Nearly every piece of data and information generated by businesses these days is corralled into various electronic storage sites, such as company


Is blogging a concerted protected activity?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

As social media continues to pervade our lives, companies have begun creating labor and employment policies placing restrictions on employees’ use of social media