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Edwin Hopson
House Education & Workforce Subcommittee to Hold Hearings on NLRB

On July 24, 2012, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, of the House Education & Workforce Committee announced that on July 25 starting at 10 a.m. it would hold a hearing concerning possible amendments to the National Labor...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Discovery of Plaintiff's Social-Networking Profile

An employer facing litigation brought by a current or former employee often has good reason to seek discovery of the plaintiff-employee's Facebook posts. For example, an employee who alleges that she was subject to an unlawful hostile work environment...

Jon Hyman
820,000 reasons to have a social media policy

Yesterday, I read an article entitled, Companies Should Think Twice Before Creating Social Media Policy , which argued that "companies who scrutinize their employees' personal accounts and social media activity may be doing more harm than good...

Philip Miles
Sleeping at Work Probably Won't Help Plaintiff's Discrimination Claim

Last week, the Third Circuit released its opinion in Vasbinder v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (opinion here) .The plaintiff was a boiler plant operator, responsible for continuously monitoring the plant's equipment to prevent malfunctions that could...

DLA Piper
DLA Piper -- Ireland: Employers No Longer Required to Withhold Social Insurance Contributions on Stock Options

by Dean Fealk and Cormac Brown* In a welcome change for US companies granting stock options to employees in Ireland, employers are no longer required to settle any taxes or social insurances in connection with the exercise of stock options. Pursuant...