Category Archives: Privacy

Four Legal and Managerial Priorities When Implementing a Remote Workforce Strategy

As more Americans have embraced a “mobile” technology culture, many employers have embraced the cultural shift and begun utilizing a remote workforce. Opinions regarding the benefits and drawbacks of the virtual office and remote workplace abound among workers and businesses … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decision on Pregnancy Discrimination Act Expands Employer Responsibilities

In March 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s decision and re-instated a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought against United Parcel Service (UPS). The case concerned a UPS employee who, upon becoming pregnant, was advised by her physician to … Continue reading

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New York City Bans the Box and Sets Strict Limits on Pre-Employment Actions by Private Employers

On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act, which “bans the box” for private employers. The Act is on its way to the Mayor’s desk, where if signed, it will come into effect in … Continue reading

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NLRB Decision Permits Employer Policy That Banned Workplace Recordings

In a recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board, an employer’s no-recording policy was upheld as not violating the rights of employees to engage in protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act … Continue reading

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DC Court Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege Of Emails Sent From Work

Law.com reports here on a case out of Washington, D.C., that upheld the privileged nature of attorney-client communications sent from an email account at work.  We previously posted on this issue here.  More after the break.

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Employees Fired For MySpace Comments Win Verdict

On June 16, 2009, a New Jersey federal court jury found in favor of two former restaurant employees who sued their employer when they were fired for posting comments about the restaurant and its managers on a MySpace account.  The … Continue reading

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New Jersey Court Orders Return Of Emails Found On Employee Computer

 A New Jersey appellate court has ordered the return of emails between a former employee/plaintiff and her attorney that had been discovered on her workplace computer by a forensic investigator working for the employer’s attorney.  Ride the Lightning blog has … Continue reading

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Interesting Article On Implications Of Monitoring Electronic Communications

For those interested in this topic, the VBA News Journal has a very interesting and informative article this month about electronic evidence.  The article is entitled “The Electronic Peephole:  E-Evidence in Family Law Cases.”  It can be found at page … Continue reading

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Maryland Personal Information Protection Act

Beginning on January 1, 2008, Maryland businesses will have new obligations with respect to how they use and maintain personal information about individuals residing in the State.  The Maryland Personal Information Protection Act is a comprehensive data security law that … Continue reading

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Checking Out Job Applicants On The Internet

Thanksgiving dinner brought out a number of interesting anecdotes about the practice by employers of screening job applicants based on their Facebook or MySpace pages.  Apparently it is now common for hiring managers to review social networking sites of applicants … Continue reading

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