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Employee’s Social Media Passwords Are Private

The U.S. Congress followed Maryland’s lead and introduced bills in both houses which would prohibit employers from requiring prospective or current employees to provide their employer with passwords to their social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.  The bills make it an illegal invasion of the employee’s privacy. The Senate version of the law … Continue Reading

Social Media & the NLRB: Guidance for Employers

As reported earlier this year, labor and employment lawyers and human resource personnel look to new decisions to help shed light on one of the fastest growing issues for employers—managing employee use of social media. Earlier this month, the NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon issued a report concerning nine recent cases that the agency … Continue Reading

Should Companies Be Afraid of Employees Who Tweet?

In the current era where social media infiltrates the workplace and a recent case settled where the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) felt employees who criticized their supervisors on Facebook were engaged in protected activity, employers now have to think twice before reprimanding employees because of their “tweets.”  (For more information on recent case, see … Continue Reading
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