Social Media Firings: The Continuing Saga

    This is something I’ve kept up with for a while now. Especially because its something that is tremendously important for non-profits. For those who haven’t kept up with the saga (though you’d essentially have to have had your head in a Peruvian mountain not to) there has been a proliferation of cases brought [...]

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Too Much Confidentiatlity…There Is Such A Thing

I’ve written a couple posts on non-profits and the importance of  confidentiality. So when I heard of this case limiting  what can be kept “confidential” I thought it would be interesting to discuss. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that an agency maintained confidentiality provisions that were too broad. Consequently, when an employee [...]

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So You Want To Hire An Intern? Why You Really Should Learn The Law First

Exciting news people!! I’d like to introduce Notations newest intern and contributor Nadine Ona. She will writing with posts, assisting with research and helping with events. I am SO excited about what lies ahead and hope you enjoy her very first post. A bio will soon follow. Once upon a time, a railroad company found [...]

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Be Careful What You Ask For In Employee Handbooks, You Just Might Get It

It seems like I’ve been writing alot about labor issues recently, but this particular case interested me. And it poses an interesting dilemma seeing as how what this case involves is a typical practice. A Texas employer disseminated an employee handbook and a separate arbitration policy. Sent over email, the employee handbook attempted to bind [...]

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Court Rules that CAN-SPAM Means You Can’t Spam On Facebook

Not too long ago a court in California determined that the CAN-SPAM Act applies to messages posted to a Facebook wall, newsfeed or inbox. In the case, Facebook Inc. v. MaxBounty Inc., Facebook sued MaxBounty for advertising that mislead users into believing that Facebook approved of them. Allegedly,  MaxBounty created fake Facebook profiles that directed [...]

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