Retailer Can't Demand Employee Facebook Posts In Break Suit

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge Friday denied a lease-to-own retailer's request that plaintiffs hand over records of all posts they made to Facebook and other websites during work hours in a collective action accusing retailer Aaron's Inc. of failing to give its workers meal breaks.

Despite the retailer's claim that some of the posts might have shown that employees involved in the collective action were in fact taking lunch breaks when they made them, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg concluded that Aaron's had not sufficiently shown that...
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Case Title

Jewell v. Aarons, Inc.


Case Number

1:12-cv-00563

Court

Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Amy Totenberg

Date Filed

February 22, 2012

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