Archive for 'Privacy Rights'

At the end of August, in State of Texas v. United States of America, a Texas federal court Judge, the Honorable Reed O’Connor, issued a 38 page order blocking the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance that required school districts to allow transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room facilities to use.  Judge Reed […]

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Over the last several years, we have been bombarded with cases from the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) featuring employees bashing their employers on social media where the Board determined the speech was protected under the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”).  As many employers know, where the employees’ speech is protected, the employer cannot take […]

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And the Ban Keeps Growing…

Written by Robert G. Brody and Susan M. Westphal on December 30, 2014

No one is surprised to hear another city passed a Ban the Box ordinance.  On December 1, 2014, Missouri’s city of Columbia’s joined the movement.  We have previously written about several Ban the Box laws that have been approved, including laws in Illinois and New Jersey.  Ban the Box is an effort to limit employer […]

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The social media privacy trend on which we have previously reported continues.  Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Rhode Island became the latest states to restrict employers’ ability to check the social media profiles of their employees and applicants, joining Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Rhode Island’s […]

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New Jersey Bans The Box

Written by Robert G. Brody and Susan M. Westphal on September 30, 2014

New Jersey is the newest state to join the “Ban the Box” movement, an effort promoting legislation that limits inquiries about criminal history during the employment process.  As we recently reported, some states are requiring certain private employers to remove questions regarding criminal history from their employment applications or initial hiring processes. On August 11, […]

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