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Facing discipline for Facebook postings
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2012

More than ever, Facebook and other social media networks serve as a means of communication and a source of information


The impact of social media on privacy: why you need a social media policy
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 1 2014

One of the first social media confidentiality cases arose out of a health care employment relationship. In CAW-Canada, Local 127 (J.C.) v


Keep your Facebook comments to yourselfor better yet, don’t put them out there at all!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • July 16 2014

The grievor was a crane operator with three years seniority. He complained about a co-worker (a "stocker") on Facebook. Other co-workers who were


A roadmap for summary judgment in Alberta
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 7 2016

In Hryniak v. Mauldin (Hryniak), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) opened the door for courts to grant summary judgment whenever the record provides


Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 15 October 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 15 2015

The applicants have for many years been engaged in mining and operate port facilities and a railway on the North Shore of Quebec and in Labrador. The


The global employer: the social media issue
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan
  • September 25 2012

Social media is changing the way that we communicate, work and do business, wherever we are in the world


Facebook, Twitter, YouTube: using social media in recruiting and managing employees
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • November 4 2013

Social media can be defined as user generated content that is shared over the Internet, and technologies that promote engagement, sharing, and


Workplace confidentiality: more about insisting on privacy!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 8 2013

The common law privacy right, or the tort of intrusion upon seclusion, arrived in Canada with Jones v. Tsige. That case arose when a bank employee


My friends are your friends? U.S. court rules that an employer’s myspace “friends” list can be a trade secret
  • Dentons
  • Canada, USA
  • June 22 2012

In a decision that may one day be cited by Canadian courts on the extent of an employer’s rights over its social media properties, the United States District Court for Colorado has ruled that an employer’s MySpace Profile and “Friends” list can qualify as trade secrets


Employees fired for Facebook postings
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2010

It is becoming more and more clear that an employee's use of social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace may lead to justifiable discipline by an employer