Introduction Suppliers and retailers of alcoholic beverages advertise their respective products and offerings in a wide variety of digital outlets. Questions arise as to how the complex legal landscape of alcohol regulation applies in these digital spaces. Advertising media include social network services (e.g., Facebook), video sharing sites (e.g., YouTube), blogs, and smartphone applications. In ...Read more
A thorough policy helps define what your employees can and can’t say about the company on social channels. As a hotel executive, imagine that one of the managers you oversee shares that an employee is disparaging you and the company on Twitter. You jump online to find a member of your staff posted the following ...Read more
Social Media and the NLRA for Hospitality Employers Social media has endless and valuable opportunities for the hospitality industry. From “valuable marketing” to connecting on a more personal level with consumers, social media can make or break a brand. However, in order to “maintain a positive reputation” on a world-wide platform like Twitter, it is ...Read more
Authors: Kalley Aman and Ruth Seroussi practice labor and employment law and litigation with Buchalter in Los Angeles. EMPLOYEES MAY TURN TO PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA accounts or private chat rooms to vent about the workplace without realizing that these communications may be read by their employers. The law recognizes that employers have legitimate interests in disciplining ...Read more
Social media can be used in a multitude of ways for savvy brands to promote their products. A popular approach is providing “celebrity bloggers” with free or discounted items in exchange for a picture, post, tweet or “shout-out”, which creates “organic” exposure for their brand. While social media has its own methods of operation, the ...
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Co-Authored By: Scott Sweeney The proliferation of social media in the workplace has increased the risk of potential liabilities for companies. Specifically, there is a growing amount of litigation arising out of the use of confidential or proprietary information shared on social media websites. Employers have been facing, and will continue to face, a range ...
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As anyone with a Facebook account knows, many people use their accounts to broadcast personal information to their Friends. You could even say that some Facebook users use their accounts as diaries, describing what they’ve done, where they’ve been, and how they feel. It’s highly doubtful, though, that these users would be disclosing such information ...Read more
Twitter®, Instagram®, Facebook®, Pinterest® and other social media websites and apps are great ways to interact with friends, family and potential customers. They are great avenues for advertising and promotion of one’s business and brand. A brand owner can share their latest offerings, get people excited about new products, develop brand awareness, etc.—the possibilities are ...Read more
Bottom Line Up Front: • The Twitter hashtag #MH17 has been tweeted or retweeted more than 3.3 million times in the last eight days; within hours of the tragedy, cyber criminals joined the Twitter campaign • Criminals are inserting malicious code into links at the end of tweets mentioning #MH17; most of these links ...Read more
The theft of intellectual property from the U.S. is “unprecedented,” and costs the nation an estimated $300 billion each year, according to the IP Commission Report, issued in May. Worse, corporate employees—through their information sharing practices—are making it easy for IP thieves. Sharing information is now the way of business and social life. Companies have ...Read more