May 2, 2012

 From The Kansas City Star, May 2, 2012

From social networking to social encouraging: Facebook on Tuesday said it would allow users to say on their personal pages whether they would like to be organ donors. The suggestion aims to reduce the thousands of people who die awaiting organ transplants.

Karen Glickstein, who specializes in social media law at Polsinelli Shughart in Kansas City, agreed that a Facebook notation “is a fabulous idea from a social conscience standpoint and as a way to get the message out.”

“But I don’t know how binding it will be. States differ on what constitutes informed consent, so we’ll have to watch and see what happens when and if (a Facebook notation) is challenged.”

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About Karen Glickstein:

Karen R. Glickstein focuses her practice on assisting employers in a wide variety of employment and human resources issues. She has experience defending all types of matters, including claims of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, and age, as well as retaliation matters, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, USERRA, and both common law and statutory "whistleblowing" claims (including Sarbanes Oxley and False Claims Act). Ms. Glickstein has also defended EEOC class actions.

In addition to providing day-to-day preventative advice to clients, Ms. Glickstein has tried several employment matters to jury verdict and has extensive experience working with clients on issues relating to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. She represents clients in front of a number of administrative agencies, as well as in state and federal courts throughout the country. Ms. Glickstein speaks and writes frequently on both a local and national basis and has recently spent a significant amount of time advising clients on issues arising out of the increased proliferation of social media.