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Social Media Series: Employers Should Consider Creating Their Own Social Media Policy

Social Media Policy
by in Featured | Healthcare | Legal | Tech

  This article is part of an on-going, social media series. According to a recent ethics and workplace survey by Deloitte, social networking sites are a part of everyday life for employees, with 66 percent acknowledging that they visit sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr at least once a week.… Read More →

Social Media Series: Prohibiting Employees’ Use Of Social Media At Work

Banning Social Media
by in Featured | Legal | Tech | Workforce

This article is part of an on-going, social media series. Because the law still is evolving, many employers are fearful of disciplining and terminating their employees for conduct on social networking sites. While this apprehension is understandable, it need not paralyze employers from protecting their legitimate business interests with an appropriate social networking policy. Recently,… Read More →

Social Media Series: Using Social Media As Evidence In Lawsuits

Social Media as evidence
by in Featured | Legal | Tech | Workforce

This article is part of an on-going, social media series. When litigating against a former employee, the Internet can lead to an evidentiary goldmine for an employer. A former employee’s social media activity may provide evidence of the employee’s breaches, such as a violation of a non-competition provision or breach of confidentiality. Courts have addressed… Read More →

Social Media Series: Is “Friending” Your Work Colleagues A Good Idea?

Friending Co-Workers
by in Featured | Legal | Tech | Workforce

This article is part of an on-going, social media series. Any good comedian knows you must tailor the joke for the crowd. The same approach is true in the work environment. A supervisor might comment on a football team cheerleading squad in different ways to his bar buddies than he would to a subordinate at… Read More →

Social Media Series: Companies Need To Set Parameters For Social Media Use At Work

Social Media at Work
by in Featured | Legal | Tech | Workforce

This article is part of an on-going, social media series. If you run a business and provide Internet-enabled computers to your employees, it is crucial that they understand how or if they can engage in social media while on the job.  Given how fast our world is moving, some would say that to prohibit employees… Read More →

Social Media Series: Using Social Media In Hiring And Firing Employees

Social Media Employment
by in Featured | Legal | Tech | Workforce

This article is part of an on-going, social media series. With an estimated 34,000 Google searches every second, the Internet is most assuredly a source of information for employers when making hiring and firing decisions. Given the inevitable use of the Internet to make these decisions, there are a number of questions that employers should… Read More →