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Do Employee’s Comments on Facebook Equal “Protected Concerted Activity”?

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has taken an unprecedented position in a case involving an employee who posted negative comments about her employer on a social media site; and employers should pay heed.   The NLRB is the federal agency tasked with enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”), which, among other things, […]

Looking Deeper into the Crystal Ball: Technology in the Workplace

Employers are creating technology policies intending to give guidance and accountability to employees on the turbulent and evolving subject of technology in the workplace.  Successfully guiding employees in the responsible use of technology as it relates to the employment relationship is truly a challenge.  The emergence of the Internet and social media has provided employees […]

Time to Amend Georgia Employment Agreements with Restrictive Covenants!

On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment which authorized a new statutory framework for enforcing Georgia restrictive covenants.  Georgia has not generally been friendly toward employers’ use of restrictive covenants, but this new framework will permit Georgia courts much more flexibility in enforcing restrictive covenants.  There are several significant changes provided within […]