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Employees may use employers’ email system to engage in protected, concerted activity, NLRB rules

USA - December 11 2014 Companies that provide employees access to email systems "must presumptively" allow those employees to use them for statutorily protected...

Adam S. Forman.

Volunteers not “employees” protected from employment discrimination under Title VII

USA - November 17 2014 Many non-profit organizations, public agencies, and other employers rely upon volunteers. But what happens when an organization decides to terminate...

Brian Schwartz.

Hey employers: employee social media passwords are (mostly) none of your business (not that you’ve been inquiring)

USA - May 16 2013 "Likes," "tweets," "hashtags," and "wall posts" are all words that have quickly entered our lexicon through the continuing explosion of growth that...

Adam S. Forman.

Be careful when searching student cell phones, Sixth Circuit warns

USA - April 1 2013 With text messages, Tweets, Facebook posts and other digital communications so prevalent in student's lives, schools have been struggling to deal...

Christopher M. Trebilcock.

NLRB: discharging non-union employee’s for Facebook posts violated NLRA

USA - December 21 2012 In September 2011, we alerted you to the decision in Hispanics United of Buffalo, a decision by a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law...

Adam S. Forman.