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    The School Ban on Hugging

    At Chase Middle School in Forest City, North Carolina, school officials declared hugging during school hours is not permitted. See Education Blog post dated April 18, 2012 regarding hugging issues in a North Carolina middle school. Apparently, Chase Middle School is not alone in the ban against hugging. In 2010, school officials at West Sylvan […]

    Supreme Court Will Consider Four Employment Related Cases This Term

    On October 1, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its new term and will review four cases that either directly concern employment laws or have an impact on employment litigation.  Primarily, the cases up for review involve disputes brought pursuant to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Civil Service Reform Act, the Fair […]

    High School Student Publicly Criticized in Class for Wearing Romney Shirt

    At Charles Carroll High School in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy was publicly disparaged and embarrassed for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt. After wearing a pink Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan t-shirt on dress-down day at Charles Carroll High School, 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy was told by her geometry teacher “to take […]

    Court Determines Requests for Defendant’s Social Media Posts Were Overly Broad

    Mailhoit v. Home Depot USA Inc., No. CV 11-03892 DOC, (C.D. Calif. Sept. 7, 2012). On September 7, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California determined that a majority of a Defendant’s discovery request were not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence because they did not meet […]

    NLRB Issues Decision On Social Media Policies

    Costco Wholesale Corp., 358 NLRB No. 106 (2012).  Over the past year the NLRB has issued multiple reports on social media policies, many of which we covered here on the blog.  It wasn’t until recently, however, that the NLRB issued a decision regarding these policies.  In doing so, the NLRB ruled that a provision in […]