Tag: Montana

City of Bozeman Reverses Course, Stops Asking for Social Media Passwords

In a new development on yesterday’s story, the City of Bozeman, Montana must have been listening to the cacophony of criticism from privacy and employment lawyers alike relating to its new policy asking job applicants for their username and passwords for social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.  The Billings Gazette reports that the … Continue Reading

Employer Asks Applicants for Facebook, MySpace Passwords

Besides asking about applicants’ educational history and employment background, the City of Bozeman, Montana is also asking job applicants for their usernames and passwords for social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace.  Click here to read the full story from ABCnews.com.  It has become increasingly common over the last few years for employers to … Continue Reading

Exotic Dancers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

Every now and then we need a reminder to illustrate  the dangers of misclassifying employees as "independent contractors."  Last week, the Montana Supreme Court provided such a reminder, ruling that exotic dancers were employees, not independent contractors.  Click here to read the opinion in Smith v. TYAD Inc. d/b/a Playground Lounge & Casino.  In Playground, the employer required … Continue Reading
LexBlog