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Fair Work Commission finds dismissal following Facebook tirade to be harsh

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has once again considered the persistent challenges raised by an employee’s use of social media outside work.

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What happens to your digital wealth on death and incapacity?

The statistics relating to social media use and the extent to which our lives are online are startling. In Australia, there are 15 million monthly users of Facebook.1

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Ny afgørelse fra EU-Domstolen i Max Schrems-sagen

Facebook-brugere kan ikke anlægge massesøgsmål mod Facebook i Wien

Maximillian Schrems, som er østrigsk advokat, forfatter og privatlivsforkæmper, har sagsøgt Facebook ved domstolen i Wien.

I sagen kræver Schrems, på vegne af sig selv og andre Facebook-brugere, erstatning for Facebooks overtrædelse af de persondataretlige regler.

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Judge gives the green light to third-party cookies

Do you switch to “incognito mode” when you browse for things you want to keep private? Do you regularly delete the cookies on your computer and clear your browsing history? Do you know what your privacy settings are on your Facebook account? In a recent decision, US District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, Calif., said that the responsibility to keep browsing history private falls on individual users. This is good news for marketers who serve interest-based advertisements online with the help of third-party cookies.

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Take 5 Newsletter: Societal Challenges Intersecting with the Retail Workplace

This issue of Take 5 encapsulates the incredible breadth of societal changes and challenges facing the entire retail workplace. The topics addressed below reflect a microcosm of the many issues currently facing our overall society, covering growing political activism in the workplace, increasing expectations to accommodate religious beliefs, otherwise outrageous employee speech that may very well enjoy protection under the law, and the ever-increasing requirements for criminal background checks enacted piecemeal by states and cities. These extremely topical subjects often tap into broader emotionally charged concerns encountered by retailers.

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Are Facebook Vacation Photos Taken During Medical Leave Grounds for Employee’s Termination?

An employee on an extended medical leave to recuperate from shoulder surgery posts pictures of his active Caribbean vacation. His employer is justified in terminating him, right?  Maybe not.

On April 19, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a trial court ruling and held that a former employee had raised a genuine issue of material fact regarding whether he was terminated in retaliation for using FMLA despite the former employee posting pictures from various vacations on Facebook during his time off of work to recuperate from surgery. This case, Jones v. Gulf Coast Health Care of Delaware, LLC, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 6766 (11th Circ. 2017), serves as a cautionary tale of why employers need to be careful and consistent while following proper steps when terminating employees—even in situations where the evidence of employee wrongdoing might appear obvious.

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NLRB Rejects Employer’s Attempt to Restrict Content of Employees’ Emails Sent Over the Employer’s Email System

The recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) in Blommer Chocolate Company of California (PDF) addresses one of the issues left open in the wake of the Board’s earlier ruling in Purple Communications, Inc. – namely, the extent to which an employer may regulate the content of its employees’ emails sent over the workplace email system.  In Purple Communications, the Board concluded that an employee who is permitted to use the employer’s email system for non-work purposes is presumptively permitted to use that email system (during non-work time) to communicate with others about union-related issues.  While the Board did preserve an employer’s right to monitor its email system for “legitimate management reasons,” such as ensuring productivity or preventing harassment, it did not expressly define the contours of an employer’s ability to regulate the content of employees’ emails sent over the workplace email system.

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The Student Comittee is also on Facebook!

Don’t hesitate to follow us on our Facebook page as we’ll share on this platform additional content and news from the firm!

Have a great weekend!

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Networking Hacks from Undergrads

photo-1418225162054-0f773a996f9eAlthough you may be expecting our final Two for Tuesdays post of the year to focus on content marketing, I’m actually going to take a surprising break from that today in favor of sharing with you a couple of networking tips instead (try not to fall over in shock).

This time of year is perfect for networking because we’re all thinking of fresh starts and how we can make new business development connections. And, of course, you’re all joining me for our January LinkedIn Challenge, right? 

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Two for Tuesdays: Facebook

For today’s Two for Tuesdays, I want to spend some time talking about Facebook. I can hear many of you rolling your eyes, either because we’re talking social media, or because we’re talking Facebook, or both.

But, as I say regularly, social media is nothing more than a set of tools for building relationships – just as client lunches, cocktail receptions, and conferences are. If you use these tools to connect with people, and share yourself in the same way as you would in person (and, of course, combine the use of these tools with meeting in person), they can be extraordinarily valuable. 

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