Category: Social Media

Second Circuit Holds Pro-Union Sentiment Outweighs Impropriety of Profanity-Laden Rant Against Supervisor, His Mother, and “His Entire ****ing Family”

Use of profanity by employees, whether in the workplace, outside the workplace, or on social media, presents difficult legal issues for the employer, as highlighted by a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision overturning the firing of an employee who engaged in a highly continue reading...

Dear Influencers: #FullDisclosure we use Instagram too. Love, The FTC – Warning letters provide guidance to influencers, celebrities and brand owners

Instagram is now home to more than 600 million users, including many popular brands, celebrities, online influencers, famous dogs, regular people and regular dogs (full disclosure this regular dog is mine).  As its popularity has grown, especially with advertisers, regulators are taking a closer look continue reading...

More Guidance for Advertisers and Influencers to Navigate Online Reviews and Endorsements

Late last week, the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (“ICPEN”) published three sets of guidelines covering online reviews and endorsements.  Why does this matter? ICPEN is an informal network of consumer protection law enforcement authorities from over 60 jurisdictions, including the US, the UK, continue reading...

#Concerted Activity in 140 Characters or Less

Employees have increasingly voiced concerns on social media regarding their employment, often including specific statements about their employers.  As previously discussed on this blog, an employee’s Facebook post related to wages or working conditions, combined with other employees’ Facebook comments or “likes” of that post, continue reading...