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As an increasing number of employees use social media like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their coworkers, the NLRB has recently issued a series of rulings and advisories that seek to protect employee rights in a social media context. Employers often seek to discourage employees from posting comments [...]Continue Reading →
On March 19, 2011 By Andrew Harline
In this age of ubiquitous communication, some people can’t seem to pry themselves away from a Blackberry keyboard, while others loath the dreadful pings and relentless LED notifications that invade their leisure time. Employees identifying with the latter group could find relief once state and federal courts begin to rule on a new class of [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.
Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.
Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.
Activision comes under fire in California [...]Continue Reading →
On July 29, 2010 By Mark Donnell
Lane Kiffin can’t catch a break. Not that he deserves one. On Monday, the Tennessee Titans joined in on the Lane Kiffin bashing with the rest of the state of Tennessee by filing suit against Kiffin and the University of Southern California. This came just days after Titans head coach, Jeff Fisher, Continue Reading →
In a complaint filed this week, Cassandra Marie Smith of Roseville, Michigan, alleges that she was “constructively discharged” because she failed to meet the “discriminatory and illegal requirements” demanded of a “Hooters Girl.”
Under a different set of facts, this case might make a bit of sense. Suppose Ms. Smith drank [...]Continue Reading →
Thirty-year study underway to research link between cellphone use and negative health effects.
iPad potential taken to new heights as concert pianist performs on device at symphony hall.
Case of lost iPhone prototype may result in criminal charges.
Live Nation’s merger [...]Continue Reading →
On November 4, 2009 By Casey McLaughlin
In an effort to protect people’s genetic information from exploitation, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008. The Act forbids insurance providers from denying medical coverage to otherwise healthy people because they have a genetic predisposition to a particular [...]Continue Reading →
Jeremy Piven, the star of HBO’s popular Entourage series, has won his case against the producers of the Broadway show Speed-the-Plow, with a professional arbiter ruling that he did not breach his contract after becoming ill with mercury poisoning from his habit of eating too much fish.
On August 26, 2009 By Brian Van Wyk
According to EdibleApple, former Palm CEO recently claimed that in a 2007 meeting, Apple’s Steve Jobs proposed an unusual hiring freeze. The freeze would have prevented either company from hiring the other’s former employees.
Apple apparently wanted the agreement to prevent former employees from taking too much when they left. However, Apple [...]Continue Reading →