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Employees May Not "Like" You on Facebook, But That's Not Grounds for Termination
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

by Krista N. H ardwick & Clay D. Creps An employer's right to monitor and restrict what its employees say about the company on websites such as Facebook, Twitter and personal blogs may have drastically changed. The National Labor Relations... Read More

Some social media stats to chew on
Posted on 15 Oct 2012 by Jon Hyman

Last week, Facebook announced that there are more than 1 billion people using Facebook actively each month . Think about that number for a second. It means that 1 out of every 7 people on Earth are active on Facebook. When you consider the vastness of... Read More

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid the Minefields
Posted on 5 Dec 2012 by Lisa Barnett Sween and Jessica Anne Luke

Whether you "like" it or not, social media is changing the legal landscape of employee privacy rights at a rapid pace. On September 27, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1844 , which prohibits employers from requiring... Read More

Yo, Boss! Did you say "Spacebook" and "Tweeter"?
Posted on 20 Sep 2012 by Eric Meyer

Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken probably had a pretty bad week. Last Saturday, he missed one extra point and four field goals in Penn State's 17-16 loss to Virginia. After the game, he was deluged with online insults. Thankfully, his coach, Bill O'Brien... Read More

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to... Read More

Employees May Not "Like" You on Facebook, But That's Not Grounds for Termination
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

by Krista N. H ardwick & Clay D. Creps An employer's right to monitor and restrict what its employees say about the company on websites such as Facebook, Twitter and personal blogs may have drastically changed. The National Labor Relations Board... Read More

Social Media as "Speech"
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

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... Read More