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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


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


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


Recently enacted New Jersey law shines spotlight on critical social media issue for healthcare employers
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • August 13 2012

When the photographs and videos flooding social media include images of patients or the victims of an accident or crime, it gives human resources professionals, compliance officers and in-house employment counsel at health care facilities heartburn and forces them to spring into action


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


Illinois' new social media password protection law handicaps employers' legitimate business activities
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill modifying Illinois' Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act to limit employers' access to applicants' and employees' restricted social media accounts


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


Rhode Island enacts new legislation prohibiting employers' access to personal online content
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • 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 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


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

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