Tag Archives: Social Media
There are two bills (SB 568 and SB 501) working their way through the California Legislature that may require social media sites to erase the content of minors.
Oops . . . I shouldn’t have posted that.
California Senate Bill 568, which has already passed the Senate, would allow minors to request websites to remove that picture the … Continue Reading
Although the Governor called a special session extending the Texas Legislative session, the topics to be addressed are political ones and not the ones we have been tracking. We can therefore wrap-up our watch of the three bills we were monitoring.
First, bring out your dead!
HB 318/SB 118 social media passwords
A bill that would have prohibited … Continue Reading
Texas Leg Watch 2013: Banning Employers from Demanding Social Media Passwords Bill to Hit House Floor Tomorrow
As part of our continuing coverage of the Texas Legislature Watch (they only meet every other year in Texas), we look at the bill that would prohibit employers from demanding passwords or other access to the social media accounts of employees and prospective employees. It goes to the House floor tomorrow.
As we originally reported, on December … Continue Reading
[Updated on 4/11/13 at the bottom]
Yes, you can use social media to make material public disclosures. The SEC did not punish Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The reality is, however, the SEC gave a warning to executives: we are not going to do anything this time because our rules weren’t clear, but now you are on notice.
The Netflix CEO … Continue Reading
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Social Media is becoming pervasive in today’s society. This CLE looks at how it intersects with legal issues crossing a broad spectrum of specialty areas to give all practitioners the information they need to be aware of the special risks and issues social media presents. Our speakers will look at how it … Continue Reading
Texas State Representative Jeff Leach R-Plano (full disclosure – he is a lawyer in our Dallas office) proposed a bill (HB 1989) that would allow service via social media if the more traditional methods did not work first.
Normally, to serve someone with a lawsuit you have to have the petition and citation delivered to them … Continue Reading
Democratic Texas State Representative Helen Giddings filed a bill prohibiting employers in Texas from asking for social media passwords from applicants and current employees. Texas joins a long list of states that have either passed or proposed similar legislation.
On December 21, 2012, HB 318 was pre-filed. Democratic State Senator Chuy Hinojosa filed the exact bill with the Senate as SB 118. … Continue Reading
Federal agencies are not shy about enforcing alleged violations of their policies after the fact. From these enforcement actions, lawyers are supposed interpret the results to advise their clients on how to avoid the same fate.
In the past, the NLRB even summarized some of the cases for us in its second report on social media in the workplace. … Continue Reading
A few days ago the Associated Press ran an article about one job applicant who was asked to provide their Facebook login and profile. The story then got a lot of legs getting including a local TV News from Fox-26TV here in Houston (video below).
While private sector employers can certainly demand to see your profiles, provide … Continue Reading
For 99% of us, it really won’t ever be an issue — our social media presence just isn’t that important. Unless your job is to tweet or drive traffic to the company website, your company probably won’t even want your twitter followers who read what you had for lunch or your take on the Republican primary. … Continue Reading