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The Practical Employer

The Practical Employer
Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.

Employers or Employees: Who Owns Social Media Accounts?

October 16, 2012
While Dr. Linda Eagle was president of Edcomm, she established an account on Linkedin, which she used to promote Edcomm's services. After Edcomm terminated Eagle, the company accessed her LinkedIn account and changed her password, and changed the account to display the name and photograph of its new CEO.
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Some Social Media Stats to Chew On

October 9, 2012
Unless you require that your employees check their mobile devices at the door (and suffer the anarchy that would likely ensue) it is impossible to prohibit employees from accessing personal social media accounts during the workday. And, if it's impossible to monitor or enforce a policy, why have it in the first place?
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New Pregnancy Discrimination Legislation is Unneeded, Redux

October 5, 2012
We do not need legislation to duplicate rights that already exist. If employers are not granting these rights, and pregnant workers are not receiving the accommodations they need and are requesting, then pregnant workers should be filing discrimination lawsuits.
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