Employers who require job-seekers to turn over their
Facebook passwords remain a mystery to me. Really, what are they thinking? As
if the potential negative publicity alone is not enough of a deterrent, you'd
think that employers would be aware...
What is this? A broken record?
Yesterday, I blogged about a recent NY appellate decision in which the court held that an employee who had sued her employer would have have to turn over her Facebook postings that related to the case.
Today, we head...
A few weeks ago, as reported here ,
Maryland became the first state to pass legislation that would ban employers
from demanding that employees or job candidates turn over their social media
Could a federal law be soon to follow?
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...
From the state that just loves our sloppy seconds -- out-of-work wide receiver who cries about a fumbling quarterback say, "What. It's unfair. That's my quarterback." -- comes this case about a Facebooking emergency medical technician...
John and Mary are co-workers. They are also Facebook friends. And both John and Mary have adjusted their respective Facebook privacy settings such that only Facebook friends can view what they post online from their individual accounts. Consequently,...
As tempting as it may be to believe, judges don't always get it right. Every lawyer has seen an opinion that misapplies the law or applies the wrong law altogether. And maybe that's why we get so giddy when a court really nails it, particularly...
The discoverability of social-media evidence is far from a settled question. Many of the few cases that have addressed the question are employment claims. And the latest such decision is no exception. In EEOC v. Original Honeybaked Ham Company of Georgia...
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...
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...
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...
The subject of employer compelled disclosure of employee social media passwords has swept the blog and news worlds. Facebook has weighed in on the subject, and Senators Blumenthal and Schummer have asked the EEOC and the Department of Justice to investigate...
Last week, a widely circulated Associated Press article, Employers
Ask Job Seekers for Facebook Passwords , generated a ton of controversy. The
article includes stories of job interviewers requesting Facebook, and other
social network, usernames and...
Employers who request an employee's or job applicant's
Facebook password continue to face pushback in legislatures across the country.
As I posted last week, several states have introduced
bills that would prohibit this type of coerced Facebook...
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...