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Social Media Fail: Sometimes Even Employers Memorialize Bad Decisions on the Internet

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

By:  Labor and Employment Group Don’t deny it: you scroll through your social media feeds past the mundane photos, click-bait, and “humble brags” in search of explosive drama. Eventually, you might land on a status update from one of the reliable “oversharers” on your friends list (we all have them). She was just terminated from her… 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

Space Still Available for Upcoming Seminar: To Tweet Or Not To Tweet? Social Media in the Workplace

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

Summary of Program Companies and their employees are now widely using 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, an employee’s use of social media may occasionally adversely impact their employer’s business or present other legal… Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar: To Tweet Or Not To Tweet? Social Media In The Workplace

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

Summary of Program Companies and their employees are now widely using 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, an employee’s use of social media may occasionally adversely impact their employer’s business or present other legal… Continue Reading

Space Still Available for Upcoming Seminar: Risks and Benefits of Social Media and Computers in the Workplace

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law

Summary of Program Employees use networking sites to communicate with one another (as well as current and potential customers). They post their daily thoughts and activities, uploading photos and, occasionally, adversely impact their employers’ business. What can an employer do to protect itself without intruding on employee rights? Program Highlights Employer’s use of employee’s social… Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar: Risks and Benefits of Social Media and Computers in the Workplace

Posted in Labor Law

Summary of Program Employees use networking sites to communicate with one another (as well as current and potential customers). They post their daily thoughts and activities, uploading photos and, occasionally, adversely impact their employers’ business. What can an employer do to protect itself without intruding on employee rights? Program Highlights Employer’s use of employee’s social… Continue Reading

Facebook Pictures Enough for the Sixth Circuit to Uphold the Employer’s “Honest Belief” Defense (Sara Jaszczyszyn v. Advantage Health Physician Network)

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law

By:  Chelcey E. Lieber Let’s say an employee was “completely incapacitated” and needs to take leave due to a back injury. The employee is granted leave, but then terminated while on leave. This sets the perfect stage for a successful interference and retaliation claim, right? The Court in Jaszczyszyn v. Advantage Health Physician Network disagreed… 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

Social Media for Dummies?

Posted in Labor Law

By:       Chelcey E. Lieber Are you on Facebook? If your answer is no, you are one of the lone survivors who has managed to hold out from joining the social media world we now live in. There is also a good chance that you won’t be able to hold out much longer, as social media is clearly… Continue Reading