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...
How much is a Twitter account worth? According to PhoneDog
v. Kravitz (N.D. Cal Nov. 8, 2011) , Twitter is quite the profitable
In PhoneDog , an employee had a work-related Twitter account. When he
left PhoneDog, he took his Twitter...
The king is dead. Long live the king!
Teens are beginning to drop Facebook like a bad habit; instead, taking advantage of messaging apps like What'sApp , Snapchat , and Instagram to social network.
According to a GlobalWebIndex study highlighted...
Social-media policies are the hot topic in the world of employment law. Questions about the advisability of social-media policies and the legal limits on what these policies may and may not regulate continue to abound. Employers who may be considering...
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You may recall that last November we told you about the
Connecticut employer who faced NLRB charges for firing an employee who posted
derogatory comments about the company on Facebook ( http://www.bullivant...
The lawfulness of employer's social-media policies under
the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) continues to be a hot topic. Although
the position of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to be
hostile towards these policies. And...
An employee who was allegedly fired for violating a company’s social media policy is going to have his day in court. And on this blog.
Chris Redford, a white male, worked for a Louisiana TV news station. The station has a social media policy...
Have you downloaded Meerkat or Periscope to your iPhone? Do you even know what Meerkat and Periscope are? They are new apps that permit you to live-stream video. They essentially work the same way—when you launch a live-stream, the app tweets out...
I've posted before about restaurant
employees' Facebook posts that caused big headaches for their employers .
I've also posted about trouble-causing Facebook posts by a saloon
manager and by a tavern
owner . Well, it seems that the trend...
The PBA Ethics Committee issued a formal opinion on Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media (HT: Dan Siegel on Legal Intelligencer ). The opinion is jam-packed with 18 pages of social media goodness on 10 main issues. Spoiler Alert! The committee...
This post has been a long time coming... but at long last
it's the final post in the four-part
series on the NLRB's social
media memo . This post will address the NLRB's position on (what it views
as) overly broad social media policies...
The EEOC held a public meeting yesterday that examined how social media is being used in the work place and how it may impact the enforcement of the laws by the EEOC. Public hearings are rare; in the last two years, the Commission has held hearings on...
Do you have a unionized workforce? If you have a
social-media policy, it should not expressly restrict employees' rights to
discuss terms and conditions of employment. Otherwise, you may be violating the
National Labor Relations Act.
It seems fitting that the school ends with another story about
educators and Facebook. In this case, an elementary school
principal who had been with the district for 21 years resigned rather
than face demotion, due in part to her Facebook postings...
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...