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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 27 Feb 2014

General Counsel memorandum highlights NLRB’s top priorities for 2014

On February 25, 2014, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin issued Memorandum GC 14-01, which provides useful insight into

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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 22 Oct 2012

Recent NLRB decision affirms specificity requirement in employer social media policies

The National Labor Relations Board recently signaled that it will follow acting general counsel Lafe Solomon’s directives aimed at invalidating broad social media policies.

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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2011

Social networking and its impact on the workplace

Employers have always had to grapple with how to respond to an employee's questionable off-duty conduct.

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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2011

A possible privilege, but no immunity

The jury is not always entitled to learn about the intricacies of the attorney-client privilege when an in-house lawyer is charged with conspiracy, according to an opinion from the 6th Circuit.

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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 6 Dec 2010

NLRB says negative Facebook posting is protected activity

On October 27, 2010, the Hartford Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a complaint against American Response of Connecticut, Inc. ("AMR"), alleging that the company unlawfully terminated an employee who posted negative remarks about her supervisor on a popular social networking site, Facebook.

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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 23 Jun 2009

Oral Upjohn warning by outside counsel insufficient where executive interviewed was represented by same law firm in related civil lawsuits: government barred from using statements executive made to law firm and firm referred to disciplinary panel

In a case underscoring the complexities that companies conducting an internal investigation must navigate, a federal district court in California recently suppressed all statements made by a company’s chief financial officer to outside counsel during the course of the company’s investigation of its stock option granting practices.

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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 24 Jun 2008

Second Circuit reverses as an abuse of discretion short and probationary sentences for convicted CFO and general counsel

On March 17, 2008, in United States v. Cutler, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the sentences imposed on two business executives -- a CFO and a general counsel -- who were convicted by a jury of involvement in a $100 million fraud scheme.

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Day Pitney LLP | USA | 25 Jun 2007

Connecticut's proposed rule on registration of in-house counsel due for vote of judges

With all the things that a Connecticut company's in-house counsel has to worry about, being accused of practicing law without a license should not be one of them.

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