NLRB Social Media Update: Information every business needs to know, even if it’s not a union shop

The first time someone told me that a claim had been filed with the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) against a non-unionized company, my reaction was, “But the National Labor Relations Act doesn’t apply to a non-union shop.” While that may be true for many provisions of the NLRA, most private-sector employers – union or […]

Ms. Myer will chair the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute on October 25, 2013

Ms. Myer will chair the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute on October 25, 2013. The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Hermes, director, Digital Medial Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, speaking on “Beyond Citizen Journalism:  Technology, Speech and Civic Participation in the Digital Age”. For additional information […]

Ms. Myer will speak about Social Media and Employment Law at a Seminar at the State Bar of Georgia on September 20, 2013

Federal Court Confirms Unpaid Internships Are Illegal

In a ruling last week, a federal judge in New York confirmed what has long been predicted on this website (see here and here):  that unpaid internships that are not provided for educational course credit, and that are not otherwise designed primarily to benefit the intern, are illegal.  Thus, production assistants who worked as unpaid […]

EEOC Sues Over Criminal Background Checks

In a previous post here, I noted that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or  EEOC, had begun to focus on criminal background checks by employers.  The thinking is that requiring criminal background checks can constitute illegal discrimination on the basis of race because a higher percentage of African Americans than Caucasians have criminal convictions.  Thus, […]

Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Independent Cause of Action for Inevitable Disclosure of Trade Secrets

During the past 15 years or so, courts around the country have considered whether a person can be barred, or enjoined, from engaging in certain types of competitive behavior purely on the theory that the behavior will inevitably result in the disclosure of trade secrets.   The Georgia Supreme Court seems to have rejected this sort […]