Please enjoy this guest post from Travis Crabtree, my colleague in Houston whose practice focuses on internet law.  Visit Travis’ blog at

Democratic Texas State Representative Helen Giddings filed a bill prohibiting employers in Texas from asking for social media passwords from applicants and current employees. Texas joins a long list of states

Yesterday the Huffington Post reported an interesting story about how Maneesh Sethi used Craig’s List to employ a “slapper” to keep him from wasting time on Facebook when he should be working.  Digging deeper, I found Sethi’s own blog post on his website where he described how he first came upon the idea.  Using

Desperately trying to retain its relevance in a world where unions are going by the wayside, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken up the issue of what employers can do about employee posts on the internet.

Under the National Labor Relations Act employees are permitted to engage in “concerted activity” which is to