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Read This Post Before you Access Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts

March 6, 2014
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If you are going to permit your employees to use their personal social media accounts for business purposes, get it in writing that you have rights to the accounts.
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Has Social Media Created too Much Workplace Transparency?

February 27, 2014
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With transparency comes responsibility. How much you permit your employees to connect on social media sites will, in part, depend in how much of their personal lives you want leaking into your workplace.
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Mind Your Internal Emails to Avoid Discrimination Issues

February 25, 2014
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If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet it.
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NLRB: No Such Thing as an Online Picket Line

February 19, 2014
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This decision displays a fundamental misunderstanding about social media. Nothing about social media is private. It is public, interactive, and immediate.
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CoPs & Bloggers: How to Build Vibrant Communities of Practice

January 5, 2014
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Online communities of practice are a great idea in theory, but without enough traffic, they quickly turn into online ghost towns.
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How Should Our Organization Be Using Social Tools in Our Recruiting?

December 4, 2013
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We need a strategy that is effective but won't be cumbersome or costly. What are the keys to using social tools to recruit?

—Behind the Curve, human resources representative, finance/insurance/real estate, North Hollywood, California


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Social Media Background Checks as Discrimination

November 25, 2013
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Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches, scrub all protected information, and provide a sanitized report to those responsible for making the hiring decision.


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Does Social Media Change the Meaning of 'Solicitation'? (Redux)

November 14, 2013
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Social media is not creating new laws, but is merely creating new applications of existing laws to an evolving communication and technology tool.
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The Legal Reason Why You Shouldn’t Force Employees to Turn Over Social Media Passwords

October 24, 2013
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Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp. provides further legal justification for employers to avoid this practice.
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When Coyote Posts Get Ugly

October 13, 2013
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Why social media posts about current and former employees from saloon franchise Coyote Ugly's management opened the door to lawsuits.
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