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Surveillance and Secrets: More Social Media Risks

In yesterday’s CED, attorney Elijah Yip covered the first two S’s of social media risk management, Search and Speech. Today, Surveillance and Secrets.

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The 4 ‘S’s’ of Social Media Risk

Social media is clearly part of the cultural fabric, says attorney Elijah Yip, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks when employers use it—or try to limit employees’ use of it.

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What Are the Rules for Mixed-Motive Bias in California?

In early 2013, the California Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an employee in a so-called “mixed-motive” case (when an employer has both unlawful and legitimate reasons for taking an adverse employment action) brought under the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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Employment Law Alert: San Francisco’s Ban the Box Ordinance

Effective August 13, 2014, San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance prohibits employers from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history, including inquiries on an employment application form.

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Changes To California Mixed-Motive Rules

Yesterday, we looked at the case of a California employee, Lorena Alamo, who successfully established that her termination was due to improper “mixed motives” (the employer had both unlawful and legitimate reasons for the firing).

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