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Week in Review

Some things should be kept private. This week, the blogosphere provided several anecdotal reminders of this principle for both employers and employees. As we noted in an earlier post, one former employee learned the hard way not to violate a settlement confidentiality provision when his settlement unraveled as a result of a Facebook post. You can also read on below to learn more about the potential future of employee privacy law. Also, check out the link below about when and how employers can access an employee's social media account used for business purposes. Finally, we have provided a link below as an additional reminder that daylight savings starts on Sunday. Read below about how this spring forward may affect employee pay.

Technology and the Workplace
Former Employee Forfeits Portion of Settlement Payment After Daughter Discloses Settlement on Facebook (Employment Matters) (Employer Handbook)
Privacy is Going to be a Major Employee Concern for the Future (Blogging 4 Jobs)
Accessing Your Employee's Social Media Accounts May Violate Federal Law (Employer Handbook)
Daylight $avings $tart$ $unday. $pring Forward and Pay Employee$ Correctly (Employer Law Report)
Has social media created too much workplace transparency? (Ohio Employer's Law Blog)
The Problem With Corporate Webmail (Forbes)

Technology and the Law
Congress Considers Mandated Use of Chips & PINs to Fix Data Breaches (Internet, IT, & e-Discovery Blog)
Stalking, Texts, and Excited Utterances (CYB3RCRIM3)
Texas appeals court says police can't search your phone after you're jailed (ars technica)
Sprint worker uploaded intimate photos from my trade-in phone to my Facebook page, woman's suit says (ABA Journal)
Big Data Means Big Questions on How That Information Is Used (NY Times Bits Blog)

There's an App for That
Want to read quicker? There's an app for that (Guardian)
Amazon's killer new app for books (Market Watch)
Mixcloud: A Streaming Service for Mixtape Lovers (NY Times Bits Blog)
Organization Help for Turning Phone Photos Into Albums (NY Times)
New App Helps Drivers Arrive On Time, Find Parking Too (Tech Crunch)

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  • Pamela J. Kovacs

    As a former recruiter, Pamela Kovacs brings a unique insight into her work in employment and labor law, including having advised clients in the areas of discipline and discharge, employee handbooks, wage and hour, professional ...

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