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More news from the NLRB on work rules
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2018

The Obama-era NLRB sometimes gave employers fits with decisions and guidance concerning employer work rules. It was common for the Obama-era Board to

In a Divided Opinion, California Supreme Court Squashes End Run around CDA Immunity That Sought to Compel a Non-Party Online Platform to Remove Defamatory Content
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2018

In a closely-followed dispute, the California Supreme Court vacated a lower court order, based upon a default judgment in a defamation action, which

Superior Court Grants Anti-SLAPP Motion And Dismisses Tortious Interference Claims Against PBS
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

The D.C. anti-SLAPP statute has most often been used in cases involving claims of defamation. See Boley v. Atlantic Monthly Group; Moore v. Costa. It

New California Law Extends Defamation Privilege to Communications Related to Sexual Harassment Claims and Investigations
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • July 27 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law A.B. 2770, creating new protections for employers, witnesses, and complainants from

Mitigating Risk for Rogue Employee Speech
  • Conn Maciel Carey LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

Generally, employers can be held vicariously liable for the tortious conduct of an employee committed within the scope of his or her employment. This

The Fourth Circuit Reiterates that Employers’ Exposure to Vicarious Liability is Not Boundless
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2018

The Fourth Circuit has issued a reminder of the boundaries of employer liability for defamation where there is no nexus between the employee’s

New California Law Aims To Protect Employers and Harassment Victims from Defamation Lawsuits
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 23 2018

On July 9, 2018, Governor Edmund Brown, Jr. Signed into law Assembly Bill 2770 (“AB 2770”) to protect victims of sexual harassment and employers from

Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • July 20 2018

The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases

Ex-Uber Manager Argues Defamation Case Against Him is Unrelated to Waymo v. Uber Trade Secrets Case
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2018

Following the high-profile trade secrets litigation and settlement between Waymo and Uber in February 2018, covered previously in this blog, a

California Legislature Passes a Privileged Communication Law Regarding Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • July 12 2018

In the wake of the MeToo movement, many states have been making concerted efforts to address and prevent sexual harassment through proposed