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Jun 07, 2018

Breakfast with Pat: Social Media & Technology Issues in the Workplace

Pat Collins led the second session of our 2018 Labor & Employment Breakfast Series this morning with a seminar on Social Media & Technology Issues in the Workplace.

Pat spoke to a crowd of fifty HR Professionals and attorneys on the role that social networking plays in pre-employment, current employment, and post-employment scenarios. » Read More

Sep 11, 2013

New Law Allows Employees to Freely Discuss Pay, Compensation, and Benefits

On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”).  An earlier version of this bill had been conditionally vetoed by the Governor.

The amendment to the NJLAD bars employers from retaliating against employees who ask their co-workers or former co-workers for information about their job title, occupational category, pay or benefits, or make inquiry about the gender, race, ethnicity, military status or national origin of any employee or former employee of the employer, if the request is made to assist in investigating the possibility of, or in taking legal action reporting, potential discriminatory treatment concerning pay, compensation or benefits.   » Read More

May 14, 2013

Update: Governor Christie Vetoes “Facebook Bill”

On May 6, 2013, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed Assembly Bill 2878, the so-called “Facebook Bill.”  If enacted, it would have prohibited an employer (other than law enforcement agencies or corrections departments) from requiring or requesting a current or prospective employee to provide a user name or password, or access to a personal account on a social networking site.  » Read More

May 03, 2013

Another Facebook Firing Decision by the National Labor Relations Board

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protects the right of employees to discuss with each other, the terms and conditions of their employment, including their wages and benefits.  A recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board once again emphasized that these protections apply to both union and non-union employees,  whether the discussions are in person or through social media such as Facebook. » Read More

May 23, 2012

Laws Protecting Applicant/Employee Social Media Passwords Moving to the Forefront

UPDATEGovernor Christie Vetoes “Facebook Bill” (5/14/2013)

Earlier this year, media outlets began covering the recent trend of employers requesting usernames and passwords for social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  After a flurry of public outrage, House Democrats moved to amend the existing FCC Reform Act to include language prohibiting employers from demanding social media information.  » Read More