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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


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


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


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


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


California's new social media "password protection" law takes a more balanced approach by accounting for employers' legitimate business interests
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

After a series of alleged incidents reported in the news media of employers (principally public employers) requesting or requiring access to employees' or applicants' personal social media accounts, legislators around the country rushed to introduce legislation in response to the public outcry


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


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 PC
  • 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


Nevada becomes state 11 to enact social media password protection legislation
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • 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