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Spyware installed on employee's computer violated Electronic Communications Privacy Act

USA - October 10 2012 An Illinois court recently held that an employer violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act when it intercepted the employee’s work and personal email accounts.

Eric M.D. Zion.

NLRB General Counsel's Office issues four advice memoranda providing guidance on social media policies

USA - October 3 2013 Recently, the Division of Advice at the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released four advice memoranda…

Eric M.D. Zion.

NLRB says firing for Facebook comment not illegal

USA - June 5 2013 The National Labor Relations Board's Division of Advice recently released a memorandum finding that an employer did not violate the National Labor…

Eric M.D. Zion.

Posts on employer’s blog and employee’s Facebook account may make employer liable for retaliation

USA - March 18 2013 The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee recently allowed the retaliation claims of two former employees at Coyote Ugly, a chain…

Eric M.D. Zion.

Employer may be liable for accessing employee’s LinkedIn account

USA - October 16 2012 A Pennsylvania court recently found that a plaintiff who alleged her employer unlawfully took control of her LinkedIn account could not proceed on claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Lanham Act, although the court did find that the former employee could proceed on her state law claims for invasion of privacy, identity theft, conversion, and tortuous interference.

Eric M.D. Zion.