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Final 2017 Podcast Episode – “Employment Law Now”

My final 2017 episode of “Employment Law Now” has just been released. Today’s episode takes a quick look back at the topics and guests from Volume 1 in 2017, and somehow ties former President Clinton to today’s operative premise in

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Erecting a Legal Defense Through Social Media

I hope you had a very happy holiday season and New Year. Both seem to be distant memories at this point. Many of the upcoming posts in 2017 will undoubtedly address, and be impacted by, the nature of the new

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Fa-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La

In the holiday spirit? Find yourself singing alone in the car to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on Lite FM (of course, I don’t, I’m just asking you)? Thought the most interesting thing on your Twitter feed

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What Clinton, Um, Trump Means For Social Media and Employment Law

This was supposed to be posted last Wednesday morning. All kinds of great insight into what a(nother) Clinton White House would mean for social media and employment law. Then came the required post-election cut and paste. Well, really the cut.

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Don’t Just Read Me, Hear Me

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Above The Law converge in New York City on emerging technology trends for lawyers and the workplace. After the conference, Bob Ambrogi and the great folks at

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The Latest Do’s and Don’ts?

Do you want to read about the latest and greatest do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating (or revising) your workplace social media policies?  Read my recent article that was published by Bloomberg BNA. About The Author

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Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

Retail.  Financial services.  Health care. Energy.  Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third parties (customers, vendors,

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To Be Disrespectful Or Not To Be – That Is The Question

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how the NLRB continues to have problems with policies and practices that prohibit employees from engaging in vague, undefined behavior that could constitute “protected concerted activity” through social media.   One example is

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About Social Media Employment Law Blog
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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