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Rhode Island enacts new legislation prohibiting employers' access to personal online content
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • August 4 2014

Rhode Island recently became the fifth state in 2014 and the 17th state nationwide to enact legislation restricting access by employers to


Six recent NLRB cases provide further insight on structuring employers' social media policies
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • July 23 2014

Employers, struggling to regulate employees' work-related social media postings, recently suffered a string of defeats in National Labor Relations


Oklahoma and Louisiana become the latest states to enact social media password protection laws
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • June 10 2014

Weeks after Wisconsin and Tennessee1 enacted their own legislation aimed at restricting access by employers to applicants' and employees' personal


Workplace privacy 2014: what’s new and what employers may expect
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • January 7 2014

New laws that went into effect on January 1, 2014, are a harbinger of what employers may expect to see in the coming year regarding workplace


What's in a "like"? Precedent-setting case poses new risk for employers
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • September 25 2013

The ubiquitous thumbs-up icon in Facebook has gained new prominence for private employers. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals


New Jersey court's decision provides roadmap for access to employees' restricted social media content
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • August 27 2013

With New Jersey poised to become the twelfth state to enact a social media password protection law and scant case law addressing the circumstances


Decision shines light on how not to investigate employees online
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • August 23 2013

We previously contended that applicants and employees might create "phantom" social media profiles to thwart employer inquiries into their online


Making sense of the complex patchwork created by nearly one dozen new social media password protection laws
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • July 2 2013

The legislative torrent has been virtually unprecedented in the area of workplace privacy. In a single season, spring 2013, seven states enacted


Nevada becomes state 11 to enact social media password protection legislation
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • June 21 2013

Nevada has joined the growing list of states that have enacted "social media password protection" legislation that restricts employers' access to


Social media password protection and privacy -- the patchwork of state laws and how it affects employers - May 2013
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have become a part of daily life in the United States and abroad.The