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How to Stay on the NLRB's "Friends" List, by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

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, Employees May Not "Like" You on Facebook, But That's... Read More

DLA Piper LLP: 10 Tips for Navigating Defamation Issues in Social Media
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

By Mary Gately and Victoria Bruno Online and social media have revolutionized the way companies interact with their customers - allowing them to target customer interests and engage customers much more directly. Entering into the world of social media... Read More

LexisNexis Makes it to the Next Round of the Social Madness Corporate Challenge
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

LexisNexis has made it to the second round in the social media competition that is pitting Dayton-area companies against each other to establish social supremacy. The field has been narrowed to eight companies competing head-to-head, and in this round... Read More

Greek Olympian Gets Quick And Dirty Lesson About Being 'Profersonal'
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Jon Hyman

Jason Seiden , the co-founder and CEO of Ajax Social Media , calls it profersonal : the inherent intertwining of our personal and professional personas online. Last week, Greek Olympian Voula Papachristou got a quick and dirty lesson on being profersonal... Read More

NLRB Frowns on Dooced (Facebook Firings): Facebook Comments May Be Protected Concerted Activity
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by Darrell VanDeusen

Some of you may recall the story of Heather Armstrong, the first person to get "dooced" (fired for blogging about her employer). The word "dooce" originated from Ms. Anderson's personal blog. According to a recent Wikipedia search... Read More

Dispute Over Ownership of Ex-Employee's LinkedIn Account Highlights Significance of Robust Social Media Policies
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

On October 4, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Eagle v. Morgan [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] granted in part and denied in part an employer's motion for summary judgment on an ex-employee's... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Virginia Horse Breeder Brought to Heel over Defamatory Facebook Postings about Kennel Owner
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

While the social media revolution is in full swing, laws that have existed for years before the revolution began and which punish libel and statements made with the intention of hurting someone's business or reputation still apply. Defamation is still... Read More