LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
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...

Philip Miles
PA Bill Would Prohibit "Pregnancy" Discrimination

Pennsylvania House Bill No. 2542 (text here) would add "pregnancy" to the list of protected classes under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The PHRA is Pennsylvania's version of Title VII, protecting individuals from employment...

Jon Hyman
The "cat's paw" strikes back

In Staub v. Proctor Hosp. , the Supreme Court passed judgment on the "cat's paw" theory of liability in discrimination cases-an employer's liability for the discriminatory animus of an employee who played no role in the decision, but...