Craig Salner
Florida Garnishment Law-Read the Fine Print

Today we look at USAmeribank v. Klepal , 2011 Fla. App. LEXIS 16156 (Fla. 2d DCA Oct. 12, 2011) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], a case about a poor judgment debtor having his wages garnished. In Klepal ,...

Jon Hyman
Social Media and Privacy Cannot Coexist

During my appearance on The Sound of Ideas to discuss social media in the workplace , NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon made an interesting point about the accessibility of employees' social media by employers. The question arose as to whether employees...

Ashley Kasarjian
The Social Media Trifecta – The SHRM, Nielsen and NLRB Reports – Part Two

Part two of the trifecta is the Nielsen State of Social Media Report . It focuses on how powerful social media is on consumer behavior . This report is a little less law and a little more social media , but I wanted to include it in this summary because...

Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of October 10, 2011)

Heat Turned Up on Alleged Worker Misclassification Written by: John F. Birmingham, Jr. The classification of workers as independent contractors has been a focus of multiple federal and state agencies for at least the past two years. However...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Smokers’ Rights in the Employment Context

Can employers refuse to hire a applicants for their tobacco use? In most states, the answer is "yes." Unless the candidate is applying for a job in a State with a "smokers'-rights statute," an employer can refuse to hire candidates...

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Ashley Kasarjian
The Social Media Trifecta – The SHRM, Nielsen and NLRB Reports – Part One

There has been so much talk lately about the future of social networking and the need for a well-drafted social media policy that I can hardly keep up. Good thing I don't have to. Several reports - from SHRM, Nielsen, and the NLRB Office of the...