Tag 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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Shot Through the Heart- Valentine’s Day and the Risk of Sexual Harassment

When you were in elementary school you may have exchanged Valentines with each of your classmates. Then it was perfectly acceptable to give everyone a little box of candy and a card that said “Be Mine!” But the workplace is … 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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Another NLRB Loss For Employers

Social media has become a thorn in the side of many employers and after viewing unsavory Facebook dialogue by employees, directed at the employer or the employees’ working conditions, employers all too often decide those employees should be fired. Recently, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Employers

Given the number of changes and decisions over the last year, it is increasingly important for your company to make a few New Years Resolutions regarding policies and practices.  Below is a non-comprehensive list of resolutions your company can make … 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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NLRB Finds Discharge for Facebook Posting Lawful

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) issued its first decision involving discharge for Facebook postings on September 28, 2012, which was made public yesterday.  In this case, the Board affirmed the administrative judge’s ruling that the employer’s … Continue reading

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NLRB Files Another Complaint for Facebook Firing

The NLRB has done it again. It has filed another complaint over a Facebook firing. In this most recent case, filed on May 9, the NLRB claims that a non-profit organization, Hispanics United, violated the National Labor Relations Act when … Continue reading

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