Category Archives: Social Media

Liar, Liar, You’ll be Fired! No Protection on Facebook

Employee’s use of social media in the workplace continues to be a land of eggshells on which employers may walk.  However, The United States Supreme Court recently refused to review a Tenth Circuit decision granting summary judgment to an employer … Continue reading

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BYOD: Employees Use of Personal Devices to Connect to an Employer’s Information

It seems virtually everyone has a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or other type of personal device. As these devices become more common, employees using these devices to connect to an employer’s computer network is also increasing. While there are benefits … Continue reading

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Will the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination hear from Michael Sam?

When former Missouri defensive lineman and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Michael Sam “came out of the closet” recently, the majority of the talk has been about how the NFL is not ready for an openly gay player to … Continue reading

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Social Media and Non-Competition Agreements

A Massachusetts judge recently considered a novel question involving social media and non-competition agreements.  A Massachusetts staffing company, KNF&T Staffing Inc., sought injunctive relief against a former employee, Charlotte Muller, for alleged violations of her non-competition agreement.  Specifically, the company … Continue reading

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Who Owns A Linkedin Account; The Employer or the Employee?

As a business, an important goal is for employees to effectively market themselves and your brand.  Because social media is a quick, cost-effective, and easy way to reach your community and beyond, it may be desirable for employees to utilize … Continue reading

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