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Week in Review

Move over World Cup. Discipline based on employee social media activities is taking center stage this week. Well, maybe the World Cup has a few more headlines, but you can follow the links below to read four articles from this week about employees getting into employment trouble based on their social media activity. Also, a recent survey shows that 70 percent of employers have disciplined employees for on-the-job misuse of social media. One lawyer is making news, though, for his drastic protests of workplace discipline based on employee social media postings.  

Don't worry . . . we also have links below to headlines covering the technology side of the 2014 World Cup, including apps, technology used in the Cup matches, and exploitation of World Cup apps by cybercriminals.  

Technology and the Workplace
Social Media in the Workplace Around the World (Proskauer)
Employers crack down on social medial abuse (Business Management Daily)
A lawyer is literally starving himself to raise awareness for social media firings (Employer Handbook)
Lawyer says he ended hunger strike outside SCOTUS after collapsing (ABA Journal)
Websites Hit With Demand Letters on Accessibility Issues Despite Courts' Rejection of Claim (Socially Aware)
Premier League Email Scandal Misses Out On Penalties (Employment Law Worldview)

Technology and the Law
Uber protests snarl traffic in Paris, Madrid (SFGate)
Colorado becomes first state to pass law embracing Uber, Lyft (Sacramento Business Journal)
Yes: Net Neutrality Moves Forward (Forbes)
Vodafone Reveals Direct Access by Governments to Customer Data (NYTimes Bits Blog)
Cops Can't Collect Your Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant, Court Rules (Wired)

There's an App for That
7 free apps that keep you in the World Cup soccer game (FOX News)
Top apps for tracking FIFA World Cup 2014 (business today)
Apple launches new 'Soccer Fever' App Store section prior to FIFA World Cup (9to5Mac)
With Credibility on Line, World Cup Turns to Technology (NYTimes)
Cybercriminals exploit World Cup apps, footballers' names (humanipo)
Security robots will patrol World Cup stadiums (CBS News)

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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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