In a recent decision involving employee social media activity, the National Labor Relations Board held that a high-end clothing boutique in San Francisco violated the National Labor Relations Act when it terminated employees who complained on Facebook about working late at night in an unsafe neighborhood. Full Story
Social Media in the E-Discovery Age – the (Potential) Duty to Preserve a Facebook Account During Litigation
In a recent March 25, 2013 decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion ruled that the jury could draw an adverse inference against the plaintiff for his failure to preserve his Facebook account and the intentional destruction of evidence. Full Story
Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube and Personal Email Accounts….how Far Can an Employer Go When It Comes to Using Their Contents As Evidence Against an Employee?
With the proliferation of social media, employers are more and more tempted to resort to their employees’ personal accounts so as to obtain valuable evidence whenever a dispute arises. Full Story
Board Reinstates Worker Fired Over Facebook Postings: Abigail Rubenstein of Law360 ($$) reports that last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision to reinstate a New York City Tour Guide who was fired by his employer for posting about the company on Facebook. Full Story
In business, a company or professional’s reputation is paramount. If your reputation is damaged you can suffer lost clients, customers and revenue. Social media has provided a new way for companies and individuals to have their reputation unfairly tarnished. Full Story