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DOL Punts on Portable Device Regulations, For Now

“I wish the U.S. Department of Labor could issue more workplace regulations before Inauguration Day,” – said no employer anywhere ever. Questions about the new overtime regulations aside, there might just be another DOL initiative that falls by the wayside

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Banning Employee E-Mailing?

“Everything in moderation,” I’m always saying. Exercise, TV, French fries.  Well, I tend to moderate my exercise a tad more than my French fries, but I digress. What about technology? Social media? Those who know me know that I am

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Beware the Facebook Settlement Disclosure

We continue to toe the line between privacy rights and social media activity. Typically, though, it’s the employee looking to protect the privacy principle. Not this time. In the context of settlement agreements in employment lawsuits, employers generally have the

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This Is No Laughing Matter

I heard a new statistic yesterday and was all excited. LOL! Thought it would be some big news event that I could blog about this morning, maybe even debate with my labor and employment colleagues. ROTFL! Like, how the number

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Trolling Social Media To Find Your Disgruntled Employees

I’ve often said that the definition of “plaintiff” in a lawsuit can be simply stated as a “pissed off employee.” The old cliché that “a happy employee equals a productive employee” still rings true, but that is only part of

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Happy New Year – Now Don’t Let The Ball Drop

Ryan Seacrest paid homage again to Dick Clark.  The latest musical crazes performed live from hot spots around the globe.  Miley Cyrus thinks we’re still interested (for those who were at some point).  They all helped us and our family

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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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