Monthly Archives: August 2010

Social Media Advisor – 15 Minutes of Steven Slater for the Sake of Employment Law

Can you accept another 15 minutes of Steven Slater for the sake of employment law?

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Social Media Advisor – Personal E-Mail, Personal E-Mail Account, Company-Owned System

Can an employer monitor an employee’s personal e-mail sent using a non-company, web-based e-mail account, although sent on a company-owned computer?

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Social Media Advisor – Playing Nostradamus With Employment Law

Do you like lists? Here are the Top 5 social media issues that employers should consider for the future.

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Social Media Advisor – Keeping It Short And Tweet

What can the NFL and NBA teach employers about the use of social media in the workplace?

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Social Media Advisor – Old Claims Still Exist in New Social Media Context

                          One of the difficult things to predict with regard to the use of social media in the employment setting continues to be the extent to which traditional legal claims apply equally to new social media outlets.   We continue

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Social Media Advisor – FTC Says To Be Careful What Your Employees Say

                        Many commentators – including us – have analyzed and described the potential perils to employers in conjunction with the use of social media.   The focus of many of those discussions has been centered on issues such as potential liability for

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Social Media Advisor – What Shirley Sherrod Can Teach Employers

                           The circumstances surrounding the forced resignation this month of Shirley Sherrod from the United States Department of Agriculture highlights both the positives and the perils of making employment-based decisions based on information obtained from the Web.                         We

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Social Media Employment Law Blog is devoted to the interplay between social media and employment law, an extremely topical and significant area of law for employers in this new technology era. Published and edited by Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of the Labor & Employment Department, Mike concentrates in representing management in all facets of employment law and has been frequently quoted on employment law topics, and is regularly interviewed by trade publications and national journals for his opinions on legal trends.
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