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Between a Facebook and a Hard Place

Between a Facebook and a Hard Place

As various state legislatures work on legislation banning employers from demanding access to prospective and actual employees' social networking profiles, an employment lawyer raises a question: If an employee posts something that raises a harassment issue, will the employer whose hands are

Fighting ATM-Sticker Lawsuits

Fighting ATM-Sticker Lawsuits

Quick quiz: What is the purpose of an ATM?

A) To provide banks additional opportunities to profitably serve their customers.
B) To provide the federal government additional opportunities to make and enforce silly regulations.

The Senate Constitutional Anti-Retaliation Act

The Senate Constitutional Anti-Retaliation Act

If you’re working for a U.S. senator and you think your boss is doing something unconstitutional, you need to be able to say so. If you’re not free to inform the public about it, even by publishing information the senator isn’t willing to release, the voters can’t hold their senator accountable.

Who's in Danger from the STOCK Act?

Who's in Danger from the STOCK Act?

Last month, President Obama signed a law to prohibit members of Congress from committing insider trading using information gleaned from their jobs. But a securities lawyer has a warning for the private sector: The statute could be even more dangerous to private individuals than to Congressmen.