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Robin Shea
In light of NLRB ethics probe, is Walmart social media policy still ok?

Remember that one little bone that the National Labor Relations Board threw to employers on social media policies? The guidance was generally atrocious, but in the last memorandum of the Acting General Counsel a policy developed by Walmart was approved...

Eric Meyer
Yo, Boss! Did you say "Spacebook" and "Tweeter"?

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...

Jon Hyman
NLRB continues to attack facially neutral employment policies

The NLRB continues its assault on garden-variety employment policies, issuing three decisions over the last 10 days, each of which concluded that facially neutral employment policies violated employees' rights to engage in protected concerted activity...

Eric Meyer
Court grants access to plaintiff's social media in discrimination case

Many times on this blog (e.g., here , here , and here ), I've discussed the discovery of a plaintiff's social media information in pending litigation. More often than not, these issues arise in personal injury actions where the defendant believes...

Philip Miles
Religious Accommodation vs. Collective Bargaining Agreement - COTW #109

The latest employment law Case of the Week features the ultimate smackdown steel cage match of the millennium: religious accommodation vs. collective bargaining agreement (okay, maybe a bit of hyperbole). The Third Circuit recently addressed this issue...

Robin Shea
Employers, here's how you can make sure that legal meds aren't affecting your employees' safety on the job

My colleague and fellow blogger Jon Hyman had an excellent post this week about the settlement in the Dura Automotive case -- in which the company tested its employees for both illegal and legal drugs. And that wasn't all -- according to the press...