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Social Media Advisor – Social Networking May Be Bad For Your Health

According to the Associated Press, doctors in Europe are warning that Facebook may trigger an asthma attack in susceptible users.    According to the reports, such an attack was triggered in an 18-year old man after he logged onto Facebook and

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Social Media Advisor – Insubordination (Alleged) With A Different Result?

And the cases continue to roll in…. Last week, we blogged about a recent NLRB complaint filed against an employer who fired an employee for criticizing her boss on Facebook.    Since then, on November 8th, an Arbitrator in Washington, D.C.

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Social Media Advisor – Walking the Tightrope of Insubordination and Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) is one of those employment statutes that is rife with misunderstanding in the minds of many employers who believe that the NLRA is only applicable to the unionized workforce.   In fact, while the NLRA

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Social Media Advisor – Background Checks The New-Fashioned Way

In increasing numbers, employers are looking at credit histories to make employment-related decisions.   A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that as many as 60% of its members had consulted credit reports of applicants and current

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Social Media Advisor – Facebook As A Religious Sanctuary For Your Employees

If an employee came to you and said that he can’t comply with your company’s dress code because he belonged to the Church of Body Modification, what would you say?   You may need to rethink that. I don’t watch ABC’s

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Social Media Advisor – If You Can Run, You Still Can’t Hide

Another court has issued a decision that continues one social media trend:   Despite what the terms of conditions may say for an employee’s social networking site, and despite what the employee’s own expectations may be, the “private” postings of an

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Social Media Advisor – Can A Former Prostitute Perform A Job For You?

As we all know, social media has made it easier for employers to search for and obtain information about employees.    And, sometimes, employees put the information right in your lap.  Craigslist recently announced that it was shutting down its “adult

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Social Media Advisor – The Means of Accessing Social Media are as Significant as what Employees are Accessing

  Access.   Much of what we write about when it comes to social media involves the nature of access that employees have to various forms of social media, including employee use of social networking sites and blogs.   Taking one step

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