The tweets are flying out of the courtroom in day 5 of the highly anticipated Silicon Valley sex bias jury trial happening right now in a Superior Court of California San Francisco courtroom.
Journalists from the Wall Street Journal , Business Insider...
Can an employer's social media policy be unconstitutional? Maybe - if it's a public employer. We may get some insight into the constitutional boundaries of public employer social media policies in a new lawsuit filed against a sheriff's office...
This week I plan to dedicate a few blog posts to highlighting some of the latest trends in social media and [fill in the blank]. Last month, the good folks at Fulbright & Jaworski , released their 2011 Litigation Trends Survey . The 2011 survey gathered...
Employment lawyers know the potential importance of social-media evidence. I’ve written about numerous cases in which an employee is fired for something he posted on Facebook or other social-media site. As a general matter, it is not unlawful per...
What happens to an employee's social media account when
the employee leaves a company? One British court has answered this question by ordering a
former employee of a recruiting firm to turn over his LinkedIn contacts to his
Last Tuesday night, I was in Las Vegas.
Actually, I had the pleasure of participating in a Google+
Hangout for an interactive Q&A on social media topics that took place
in Last Vegas from #KronosWorks12 .
Along with NPR's...
Employers Should Heed FTC's Recent Reminder
by: Yonaton Aronoff
Celebrity Ashton Kutcher recently got into hot water with
the FTC while serving as a guest editor of an online-only version of Details magazine ( http...
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...
It is day 7 of the sex discrimination jury trial against a high-profile Silicon Valley venture capital firm and the social media debate is raging [Ed. note: This article was originally posted on Mar. 4].
For those not following along, Ellen Pao...
Susan Fredman Design Group employed Jill Maremont as its Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and E-Commerce. In that capacity, she used her own personal Twitter account and Facebook page to promote SFDG’s business. To keep track of the various...
I'm a fairly easy-going guy. My buttons don't get easily pushed, I'm not easily riled, and I rarely get angry.
But, when I get fired up....look out, sucka!
One thing that really gets me going is when others fail to accept accountability...
The title of this post is a bit laughable, isn’t it? I mean, really, it’s almost an oxymoron. Keeping secrets on social media? What’s the point? The very existence of social media is dependent upon sharing—not secret-keeping. But...
In Triple Play Sports Bar & Grille [pdf] , the NLRB unanimously concluded that an employer unlawfully fired two employees for their off-duty Facebooking, and less-than unanimously concluded that the same employer’s social media policy was unlawfully...
More employers are turning to social media sites to vet
potential employees. There is no doubt that sites like Facebook and Twitter
offer a wealth of information about potential hires. Using these sites to vet
job candidates offers a great opportunity...
Work-related blogging is compensable time.
Yesterday, I read the District of Hawaii opinion in Tagupa v. VIPdesk, Inc. . Tagupa worked for VIPdesk, a national concierge network, as part of its remote concierge team [subscribers can access an enhanced...