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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.