Monthly Archives: September 2010

Social Media Advisor – Can A Former Prostitute Perform A Job For You?

As we all know, social media has made it easier for employers to search for and obtain information about employees.    And, sometimes, employees put the information right in your lap.  Craigslist recently announced that it was shutting down its “adult

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Posted in acts, advisor, blog, criminal, Employment, Melissa, offenses, Petro, termination, York

Severe eDiscovery Misconduct: Possible Jail Time for Civil Contempt

“Among the sanctions that this memorandum imposes is a finding, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 (b) (2) (A)(vii), that Pappas’s pervasive and willful violation of serial Court orders to preserve and produce ESI evidence be treated as contempt

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Posted in contempt, CPI, ediscovery misconduct, Sanctions, spoliation, stanley, victor, VSI

Social Media Advisor – Is Your Website Accessible To Individuals With Disabilities?

When you think about the obligation to make a “place of public accommodation” accessible to individuals with disabilities, it is likely that you primarily think about access to physical, concrete structures such as ramp access for ingress and egress, changes

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Posted in accessibility, Act, advisor, Americans, blog, Disabilities, Employment, Justice, York

Social Media Advisor – Not Your Parents’ Same Old Workers’ Comp System

When you think about the “sexy” kinds of employment-related claims, you tend to think first about discrimination, harassment, and perhaps even trade secret disclosure cases.   You don’t typically think about workers’ compensation claims.    But even workers’ comp cases can have

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Posted in blog, compensation, Duhl, Employment, Gregory, Millner, workers', York

Social Media Advisor – Finding A Reason To Terminate An Employee After Already Terminating That Employee

The situation is not terribly uncommon.   You terminate an employee for failing to meet performance standards, and the employee sues the company for discrimination or wrongful discharge, claiming that the reason given by the company was truly a pretext for

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Posted in advisor, after-acquired, blog, Employment, evidence, termination, York

Social Media Advisor – The Need For Employer Vigilance With Privacye

It is, by now, axiomatic that our new social media world has increased the risk of disclosure (intended or inadvertent) of information and documents that are not meant for public consumption.  As an employer, you must understand these risks and take

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Posted in advisor, blog, disclosure, Employment, Information, secrets, York

The Careful eDiscovery Balance: Cost vs. Thoroughness

  A recent case out of Southern District of New York demonstrates the “perils of failing to strike the proper balance” between thoroughness and cost in analyzing data sets for relevant documents. In Harkabi v. SanDisk Corporation, 2010 U.S. Dist.

Posted in Sanctions

Social Media Advisor – The Use of Social Media as a Lawsuit Tool

Social media offers a valuable opportunity to employers who become involved (or who may become involved) in litigation with a former employee.   A recent survey of court personnel confirms that the use of social media among judges and jurors continues

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Posted in advisor, blog, Employment, Information, Officers, Public, York

Social Media Advisor – The Means of Accessing Social Media are as Significant as what Employees are Accessing

  Access.   Much of what we write about when it comes to social media involves the nature of access that employees have to various forms of social media, including employee use of social networking sites and blogs.   Taking one step

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Posted in advisor, blog, Employment, technology

Social Media Advisor – Employers Should Start to Think About Age

Just last week, Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., issued a very insightful report entitled “Older Adults and Social Media: Social Networking Use Among Those Ages 50 and Older Nearly Doubled Over the

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Posted in advisor, Center, Employment, Madden, Pew, Research
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