Employees need to be very careful when discussing a co-worker’s health on social media. And, employers need to train their employees about the ADA’s confidentiality rules and the extension of these rules to the 24/7 world of social media.Read More
Employers perceive social media as a workplace problem that’s not going away, but many are choosing to do nothing about it.Read More
This decision adds to the confusion that already exists around workplace social media policies. As for me, I see little harm in these types of disclaimers.Read More
The lesson here isn’t so much how social media is impacting EEO laws, but instead how employers are adapting their current policies and training to adapt to these new technologies.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
Social media has the ability to turn a forgotten event into a viral nightmare. Certainly there are instances when you will have no choice but to fire someone for something posted online.Read More