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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
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
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
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
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
Employment Law 2013: It's All About Technology
As technology changes how and where employees perform their jobs, it also gives rise to new concerns in employment law.
United States
9 May 2013
Who Owns Your Social Media Account And Connections?
Corporate tweeters or bloggers – employees who post promotional and often entertaining commentary on behalf of their employers’ businesses – add much of their own personal brand – their voice, their opinions, their snarky remarks – to the information they are disseminating on the company’s behalf.
United States
7 May 2013
Sharing Facebook Information In A Lawsuit
Do I have to share "personal" and "private" Facebook information in a lawsuit?
United States
13 Jul 2012
State And Federal Lawmakers Moving Quickly To Prevent Employers From Asking For Social Media Account Information
The Associated Press recently reported that an increasing number of employers are asking job applicants for their Facebook user names and passwords during job interviews.
United States
18 May 2012
Social Media And The NLRB (Part 2): Employment Policies – The Chilling Of Concerted Activity
The "mere maintenance" of a policy or practice that tends to chill employees’ exercise of their right to engage in concerted activity violates the National Labor Relations Act (Act), according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Lafayette Park Hotel.
United States
10 Feb 2012
Social Media And The NLRB (Part 3): Discipline And Discharge – The Breadth Of Concerted Activity
Activity is concerted if it is "engaged in with or on the authority of other employees, and not solely by and on behalf of the employee himself." This includes individual action if the employee "seeks to initiate, induce or prepare for group action" or raises "group complaints to the attention of management."
United States
14 Oct 2011
Social Media and the NLRB (Part 2): Employment Policies - The Chilling of Concerted Activity
The "mere maintenance" of a policy or practice that tends to chill employees’ exercise of their right to engage in concerted activity violates the National Labor Relations Act.
United States
7 Oct 2011
Social Media and the NLRB (Part 1): The NLRB Intervenes in Social Media
New and exciting developments are a hallmark of the social media revolution. The least expected of these developments, however, is that social media would be regulated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
United States
7 Oct 2011
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