EEOC Addresses Employers’ Use of Social Media in Hiring Decisions at Recent FTC Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission recently hosted a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in which it addressed the increasing number of legal issues raised by companies’ collection, analysis, use, and storage of data.  While increasing access to big data provides companies with benefits, such as improved product offerings, more efficient

Arkansas Judge Ousted For Improper Social Media Posts

The Arkansas Supreme Court recently ordered the dismissal of a judge that posted confidential information in online posts, including information regarding actress Charlize Theron’s adoption case. Using the online name “geauxjudge,” Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio posted numerous comments on an online forum that were offensive and that oftentimes disclosed confidential details of cases

Triple Play Appeals NLRB’s Recent Decision Holding That Employees’ Facebook Activity is Protected Under the NLRA

Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille has appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to review the NLRB’s recent decision that employees’ use of the Facebook “like” button constituted concerted protected activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. As outlined in our earlier post covering that NLRB decision, the NLRB’s ruling

See If You “Like” This: NLRB Rules That Commenting on or Liking Another’s Facebook Post Can Constitute Protected Activity

The NLRB recently ruled that employees’ use of Facebook’s “like” button can constitute protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, and that the employer’s termination of the employees was an unfair labor practice under the Act. The employees worked at Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, and were non-unionized. It all