Twitter is once again facing a major federal lawsuit for alleged employment law violations, this time for potentially violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit alleges that Elon Musk, the company’s new CEO, violated the law by suddenly requiring all employees to commit to 80-hour work weeks or accept severance, demanding an unreasonable amount of work without any accommodations. The suit also alleges an additional ADA violation by ending Twitter’s work from home policy without adequate explanation or notice. Continue reading “Twitter Faces ADA Woes Due to Changes in Work Policy”
Former employees at Twitter have filed a class action suit against the social media company after they were suddenly laid off in large numbers. These layoffs occurred after the company was purchased in a leveraged buyout by Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, who began the firings as part of his overhaul of the company. In so doing, he may have violated federal and state labor laws, which protect against mass layoffs such as these from being performed without adequate notice.
A new law which took effect on December 1, 2013 makes New Jersey the latest of a growing number of states – including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington – that prohibit employers from requesting access to the social media accounts of current or prospective employees. The law also prohibits employers from retaliating or discriminating against any such individual who either refuses to provide such access or who complains about what he or she believes to be a violation of the law.