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The Three “H”s of Fall: Halloween, Hot Chocolate, and Handbooks

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Reductions in Force, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Trade Secrets and Competition, Wage & Hour

When people begin to think about cool weather, hot chocolate, Thanksgiving, and this year the constant announcements about El Niño, only one thing always comes to my mind…….. Employer Handbook Season!  Yes, the end of the year always brings a flurry of revisions to employer handbooks.  This year is no different.  Business owners, general counsel,… Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar: To Tweet or Not to Tweet? The Constantly Developing Landscape of Social Media in the Workplace

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Trade Secrets and Competition, Wage & Hour

Summary of Program Companies and their employees widely use social media in their daily business activities.  These networking sites are used by employees to communicate with one another as well as current and potential customers.  However, the use of social media may occasionally adversely impact an employer’s business or present other legal risks.  What should… Continue Reading

A Reminder to Employers of the Need for Social Media Policies

Posted in Trade Secrets and Competition

Those of you who attended our seminar on protecting confidential and trade secret information last Spring may recall our discussion about a trade secret misappropriation case involving a Twitter account. In that case, PhoneDog v. Kravitz, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129229 (N.D. Cal. 2011), a product news and review company, PhoneDog, claimed it issued Twitter… Continue Reading

NLRB Continues Crackdown on Company Social Media Policies

Posted in Labor Law

By:  James Kachmar Those of you who attended our November 15, 2012 seminar, “Risks and Benefits of Social Media and Computers in the Workplace,” heard us discuss recent actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) regarding Social Media Use Policies adopted by employers to address the many issues that may arise with the… Continue Reading