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Employers take note: Michigan adopts social media privacy legislation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2013

The Michigan Legislature recently passed the Internet Privacy Protection Act ("IPPA"), otherwise known as House Bill 5523. On December 28, 2012, Michigan


Court issues decision in Eagle v. Morgan: employee owns LinkedIn account but fails to recover any damages against former employer
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2013

The ownership of social media accounts in the employment context remains a very hot topic. We've previously blogged about the the case of Eagle v


Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012


California legislature passes bill to extend social media privacy laws to public employers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2013

Big Brother can't ask for access to your "personal" social media accounts in the public hiring and employment setting except in certain narrow


Former PhoneDog employee off the hook in closely watched trade secrets spat
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

We previously blogged about the case of PhoneDog v. Kravitz, a Northern District of California case that called into question the ownership of Twitter followers on an employee’s professional account following the employee’s departure from the company


Keep on trollin’: Judge rejects employer’s motion to enjoin plaintiff’s social media blitz to find class members
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2013

The old adage that there is "strength in numbers" is especially true in class actions and collective actions where the number of Plaintiffs is one of


NLRB again has social media policies in its crosshairs
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2013

In an Advice Memorandum written in 2012 and recently released pursuant to a FOIA request, the NLRB Associate General Counsel, Division of Advice


A Rose employee by any other name? Talk show interns sue for pay
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

Last month, this Blog reported on a pair of recent lawsuits filed by former unpaid interns for The Hearst Corp and Fox Searchlight Pictures claiming that they should have been paid for work they performed for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar and on production of the 2010 film “Black Swan.”


A steep learning curve for companies that hire unpaid interns
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

Many employers in today’s business environment have had to make do with fewer employees to meet the constraints of smaller budgets


Access to social media accounts in the hiring process and employer ownership of trade secrets or confidential information contained in social media accounts: legislation on horizon?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2012

On Monday March 26, 2012, Senators Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) and Chuck Schumer (New York), called for federal agencies to determine whether requiring prospective hires to hand over social networking usernames and passwords violates federal law