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Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Why Delaware's Proposed Workplace Privacy Act Is All Wrong

Delaware's version of a Facebook-privacy law, called the "Workplace Privacy Act" (H.B. 308), will go to hearing on Wednesday before the Telecommunications, Internet, and Technology Committee in Delaware's House of Representatives...

David S. Rich
Southern District of New York Awards Emotional Distress Damages of $500,000 To Domestic Worker In Unpaid Overtime Case

In March 2012, in Gurung v. Malhotra , 10 Civ. 5086 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 16, 2012) , the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Marrero, J.) awarded, to a 22-year-old domestic worker, damages of $1,458,335 against the maid's former...

Philip Miles
NLRB Election Rule Held Invalid

Another day, another NLRB development. April 30, 2012 was supposed to be a big day for the NLRB. Both the poster rule and the new election rules were to take effect . After some litigation woes, the NLRB put the poster rule on ice . Now, the election...

Jon Hyman
The FMLA and the Honest Belief Rule: Monitoring Leave of Absence Abuse

Last week, I discussed the bounds of the "honest belief rule" as a defense to a discrimination claim. Yesterday, in Seeger v. Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. [pdf] , [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Facebook-Privacy Laws: Update

Legislation, both state and federal, prohibiting employers from requesting an employee's or applicant's password continues to make progress. In Particular, the pending bills in California and New Jersey passed to the next level of their respective...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Social Media as "Speech"

Is a public-sector employee engaging in "speech" for purposes of the First Amendment when he "likes" a post on Facebook? A recent decision from the Eastern District of Virginia concludes that the answer is "no." In Bland...