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Social Media Advisor – The Need For Employer Vigilance With Privacye

It is, by now, axiomatic that our new social media world has increased the risk of disclosure (intended or inadvertent) of information and documents that are not meant for public consumption.  As an employer, you must understand these risks and take

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Posted in advisor, blog, disclosure, Employment, Information, secrets, York

Social Media Advisor – The Use of Social Media as a Lawsuit Tool

Social media offers a valuable opportunity to employers who become involved (or who may become involved) in litigation with a former employee.   A recent survey of court personnel confirms that the use of social media among judges and jurors continues

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Posted in advisor, blog, Employment, Information, Officers, Public, York

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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Posted in advisor, blog, Employment, technology

Social Media Advisor – Employers Should Start to Think About Age

Just last week, Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., issued a very insightful report entitled “Older Adults and Social Media: Social Networking Use Among Those Ages 50 and Older Nearly Doubled Over the

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Posted in advisor, Center, Employment, Madden, Pew, Research

Social Media Advisor – 15 Minutes of Steven Slater for the Sake of Employment Law

Are you tired of the press surrounding the Steven Slater incident with his employer, Jet Blue?   The coverage of Mr. Slater’s airplane exit due to apparent stress, and becoming fed up with an airline passenger, has been nothing short of

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Posted in Act, ADA, advisor, Americans, Disabilities, Employment, Family, FMLA, slater, stress

Social Media Advisor – Personal E-Mail, Personal E-Mail Account, Company-Owned System

Can an employer lawfully monitor personal e-mail messages sent by an employee through the employee’s personal, password-protected web-based account if such messages are sent using the employer’s computer?    Court decisions over the past few months suggest problems for employers who

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Posted in advisor, Employment, monitoring

Social Media Advisor – Playing Nostradamus With Employment Law

We all spend a lot of time analyzing legal developments occurring in the recent past, as well as those that have just happened.   Often neglected is the anticipation of where the legal trend will be taking us in the months

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Posted in advisor, avatar, Employment

Social Media Advisor – Keeping It Short And Tweet

  Your employee is being paid millions of dollars each year to perform his job. Right in the middle of today’s tasks, as he is about to receive instruction from his supervisor, your employee takes out his cell phone and posts

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Posted in Employment, NFL, Twitter

Social Media Advisor – Old Claims Still Exist in New Social Media Context

                          One of the difficult things to predict with regard to the use of social media in the employment setting continues to be the extent to which traditional legal claims apply equally to new social media outlets.   We continue

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Posted in Defamation, Employment

Social Media Advisor – FTC Says To Be Careful What Your Employees Say

                        Many commentators – including us – have analyzed and described the potential perils to employers in conjunction with the use of social media.   The focus of many of those discussions has been centered on issues such as potential liability for

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Posted in Commission, Employment, Federal, FTC
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