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Social Media Rant by Employer Results in Retaliation Claim Added to Pending Litigation

The recent termination of an employee (Adria Richards) after she tweeted her displeasure at off-color jokes told by certain fellow attendees at an industry conference she attended on behalf of her employer has resulted in a lot of good discussion (see here and here for examples) about the increasing intertwining of social media and employment legal … Continue Reading

Proposed Michigan Social Media Law Banning Employer Access to Employee Passwords – Not Something to “Like”

Proposed Michigan Social Media legislation is back in the headlines. Specifically, Chris Gautz of Crain’s Detroit Business reported that Michigan Senate House Bill 5523, (sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton), was approved unanimously by the House in September and is now sitting on the Senate floor.  This bill would “outlaw” employers from requiring employees and … Continue Reading

$4.5 Million Reasons for Employers and Individuals to Balance Social Media Use & Risks

A previous post on this blog discussed ways for employers to increase the effectiveness of a company’s social media policy (See The Sweet-spot for Increasing the Effectiveness of a Social Media Policy: Employee Self-Interest). One of the real-world examples discussed in that post was a lawsuit against a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell … Continue Reading
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