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Social media password protection and privacy the patchwork of state laws and how it affects employers
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • May 2 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


NLRB opens useful escape hatch for employers responding to obnoxious social media conduct
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

Selling luxury cars in a down economy can be tough enough without employees mocking a company-sponsored sales event on their Facebook page


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


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


Michigan's new "social media password protection" law multiplies the challenges for employers seeking to investigate employees' social media misconduct
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

Joining California, Illinois, and Maryland, Michigan has enacted its own social media password protection law, which went into effect with the governor's


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


Michigan's new "Internet Privacy Protection Act" sets limitations for employers and employees
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • January 4 2013

On December 28, 2012, Michigan joined California, Illinois, and Maryland in enacting a social media password protection law when Governor Rick Snyder


New Jersey poised to enact the most aggressive social media password protection law to date, adding to a patchwork of conflicting laws across the U.S.
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

New Jersey is expected to shortly join California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and Utah in prohibiting employers from seeking employee or applicant


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