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


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


Workplace privacy 2014: what’s new and what employers may expect
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • 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


New Jersey court's decision provides roadmap for access to employees' restricted social media content
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • 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


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


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

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


The National Labor Relations Board sheds useful light on key social media policy provisions
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

Between summer 2011 and spring 2012, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Acting General Counsel drew substantial attention in his direction by publishing three lengthy Advice Memos, which expressed his views on the application of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to social media policy provisions and employers’ discipline based on employees’ personal social media content


NLRB report challenges validity of many commonly used social media policies
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

In its most recent effort to draw lines on the self-described “hot topic” of the “lawfulness of employers’ social media policies and rules,” the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of General Counsel has taken the position that many policy provisions commonly seen in employers’ social media policies violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA


Maryland "Facebook law" raises new obstacles for employers vetting applicants and investigating employees, but with important exceptions
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

The momentum in the media made it almost inevitable: the first state law to expressly restrict employers from asking applicants and employees for social media account log-in credentials has been passed