Tag Archives: Social Media

Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn as Move into Enterprise Social Media

Microsoft has announced that it is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, one of the largest tech acquisitions in history, and that it intends to use the business social media giant to put Microsoft at the center of our work lives. Currently, LinkedIn has 433 million members in 200 countries. Microsoft has 1.28 billion Office users worldwide. …

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Friend Request Denied: Judge Asks Attorneys to Refrain from Social Media Searches of Jurors

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In late March 2016, a California federal judge asked both Google, Inc. and Oracle America, Inc. to voluntarily consent to a ban against Internet and social media research on empaneled or prospective jurors until the conclusion of the trial. The case at issue is Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc., a long-standing copyright infringement suit in …

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Burrito Bowls, Guacamole, &. . .Tweets? NLRB Judge Finds Social Media Policy Unlawful

There’s more bad news this week for restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, but this time it has nothing to do with the food. Last year, we heard about an NLRB decision upholding an administrative law judge’s (ALJ) finding that the restaurant had committed an unfair labor practice. According to the decision, Chipotle had allegedly threatened …

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Burrito Bowls, Guacamole, &. . .Tweets? NLRB Judge Finds Social Media Policy Unlawful

There’s more bad news this week for restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, but this time it has nothing to do with the food. Last year, we heard about an NLRB decision upholding an administrative law judge’s (ALJ) finding that the restaurant had committed an unfair labor practice. According to the decision, Chipotle had allegedly threatened …

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How to Set a Simple Social Media Strategy for Your Law Firm

With the proliferation of new social media networks and seemingly constant changes to existing ones, attorneys aren’t the only ones confused about how to tackle social media for marketing. Add to that the fact that most attorneys don’t have much time to devote to social media — nor do they have a department of experts …

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile Violating Attorney Advertising Rules? Depends.

The vast majority of lawyers have a LinkedIn page. Or if they don’t, their marketing department will make them create one eventually. Some use LinkedIn to build their profile and network, others to promote success, articles and speaking engagements. But is a LinkedIn page lawyer advertising and, if so, what must lawyers do to be …

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Is Inconsistent Application Of Social Media Policy Evidence Of Discrimination?

A District Court in Louisiana concluded recently that a television station’s inconsistent application of its social media policy entitled a terminated employee to defeat summary judgment regarding his discrimination claim. The television station in question, KTBS, had implemented a social media policy that included a prohibition on employees responding to viewer complaints. The station also …

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EMPLOYERS: The #ElderlyChristmasSongs Hashtag Is Trending On Twitter

We have posted numerous blogs discussing the need for employers to stay on top of what is trending on the Internet. Why? Because trending topics can sometimes lead to controversial discussions that might not be consistent with an employer’s EEO Policy. As a result, we explained that it would be prudent to understand what may …

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Sell-abrating Sensibly re: Social Media Campaigns

The holiday season is in full swing, which means brand owners and merchants are seizing the opportunity to capture cyber market share via social media campaigns. While social media can be a great way to quickly generate brand buzz, you may want to take heed of the following seven tips to make sure your holiday …

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The Viral Spiral: How An Employee’s Facebook Post Dragged Her Employer Into A Social Media Controversy

Instances of deplorable racism have sparked recent protests on the University of Missouri’s campus. Not surprisingly, these protests have received a significant amount of media attention. On Nov. 13, 2015, however, the world’s attention shifted to the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. We have since been inundated with 24-hour news coverage on developments related to …

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