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Shall We Talk About The Election, Again?
During primary season in 2016 it seemed as though questions came up almost daily about how to curb the nasty "watercooler" rhetoric about political candidates and issues.
United States
20 Aug 2019
Build A Qualified Information Security Team
Information security needs to become an operational func­tion of every law firm, just like accounting, human resources, and firm management. Large firms commonly employ non-attorneys ...
United States
5 Apr 2019
NYC Mayor Proposes Mandatory Paid Vacation For Private-Sector Workers
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing a measure, which, if passed, would make the Big Apple the first place in the nation to require private-sector employers to provide paid vacation to employees.
United States
15 Jan 2019
Clearing A Cyber Smear. How A Business Can Fight Back Against Negative Online Reviews
In just one click, they can hand out the dreaded one-star review without any evidence to support the rating.
United States
30 Nov 2018
Legal Steps To Take After Winning The Lottery
Q: My husband and I are New Hampshire residents and we just learned that we have the winning Powerball lottery ticket of a recent $64 million drawing. Are there steps we can take to protect this windfall?
United States
7 Aug 2018
Case Summary: Ajemian V. Yahoo!, Inc.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the case of Ajemian v. Yahoo!, Inc., held that the Stored Communications Act (SCA)...
United States
13 Dec 2017
Make Sure Business' Social Media Marketing Is Legal
My business wants positive online customer reviews and endorsements on social media websites like Facebook, Instagram and Yelp.
United States
27 Nov 2017
Instagram Post Cause For Firing?
One of my at-will employees, angry about not receiving a promotion, just posted a photo and nasty rant on Instagram about a coworker who did receive a promotion.
United States
29 Sep 2017
Legal And Practical Issues To Consider When Using Twitterbots
A University of South California study found that nearly 20% of all election-related tweets came from Twitterbots.
United States
3 Apr 2017
Facebook "Likes" Now A Protected Activity?
At a recent employment law update forum for human resources professionals hosted by McLane Middleton, Professional Association, one of the most talked about topics was social media.
United States
10 Nov 2015
Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect July 1: Have You Updated Your Mobile Device Policies?
Although many employers have already implemented policies barring use of devices on the road, it is important to review and update cell phone or electronic device policies to confirm compliance with this change in the law.
United States
3 Jul 2015
The Dangerous Intersection Of Social Media And The ADA
People often think of the Americans with Disabilities Act as a law that protects individuals with physical and mental disabilities from discrimination or other unfair treatment.
United States
29 Jun 2015
Five Employment Law Topics On The Radar In 2015
Last year proved to be a busy one for employment-related legal issues, and many changes or developments in the law will either take effect in 2015 or signal an enhanced focus on a particular subject for 2015.
United States
3 Feb 2015
"Egregious" Conduct On Social Media Not Protected By The NLRA
Employees’ rights to act together to address conditions at work are protected under the National Labor Relations Act.
United States
2 Jan 2015
NH Legislature Restricts Employer Access To Employee’s Personal Social Media
The New Hampshire Legislature passed HB 1407 which will prohibit employers from obtaining an employee’s personal social media account credentials.
United States
3 Jul 2014
Dealing With Internet Defamation
While Internet reviews can drive traffic to your website and business, a scathing one can just as quickly give potential customers pause.
United States
22 May 2014
NLRB Strikes Down Disclaimer Language In Social Media Policy
An administrative law judge reviewed the social media/on line communications policy in the context of an unfair labor practices complaint.
United States
19 May 2014
Your Company's Social Media Policy - Fair Or Foul?
I have adopted a social media policy to prevent my employees from disparaging the company and our customers publicly.
United States
24 Mar 2014
Is Your Bracket Breaking The Law?
This week, in workplaces across America, millions of employees will be filling in brackets and participating in "March Madness" office pools.
United States
24 Mar 2014
Employers Liable Under Stored Communication Act
Employers frequently access and review data created or stored by employees on company-owned electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, tablets, and cellphones.
United States
26 Sep 2013
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