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FCC got Net neutrality 'right,' but fight isn't over, Franken says

Sen. Al Franken says regulating the Internet like a telephone service is the only way the FCC could withstand legal challenges from the telecom industry.

By March 3, 2015


Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

By November 20, 2012


Facebook guidelines for employers and employees

Some Facebook posts by workers criticizing their employers are "protected concerted activity," according to the National Labor Relations Board, which also found some company social-media guidelines overly broad. Is Facebook safe for workers?

By October 4, 2011


Fired Facebook commenters ordered back to work

Five people who lost their jobs after posting complaints on Facebook about their employer can now return to work and receive back pay, an administrative law judge has ordered.

By September 8, 2011


Company settles Facebook firing case

An ambulance company agrees to revise "overly broad" communications rules in settling the case of an employee who was fired after criticizing her boss on the social-networking site.

By February 7, 2011


Yes, insults on Facebook can still get you fired

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against company that fired an employee over Facebook posts. But it's not carte blanche to say what you really think.

By November 9, 2010


Think your work e-mail is private? Think again.

The legal aspects of employers monitoring and restricting their workers' use of company e-mail remain unclear, but your safest course is to assume that there's no such thing as private work e-mail.

By December 28, 2007


Etown shuts down

The company lays off its entire staff and shuts down operations, one month after its workers were scheduled to vote on union representation.

February 14, 2001


Unions say Webvan blocking organizing efforts

Three unions charge that the online grocer is restricting workers' rights to free speech and the right to associate.

By February 2, 2001


Union withdraws final Etown labor charge

In a move that could lead to the first union election at a dot-com, organizers withdraw their remaining unfair labor practice charge against Etown.com.

February 1, 2001