Category Archives: Social Media Accounts

Social Media: Can You Use Social Media in Hiring Decisions?

Can or Should Cyber-Vetting Be Part of the Hiring Process? Some employers are using social media in hiring and are cyber-vetting their job applicants. However, these practices are under the legal microscope as cases arise involving employment and social media. … Continue reading

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Social Media: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation?

Investigating Employees Through Their Social Media Accounts Social media can provide a lot of information about people’s lives. Why would an employer want to know what an employee is doing through social media? An employer may suspect that an employee … Continue reading

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Employers Walk the Line on Employees’ Social Media Comments

As employers, if you feel that an employee’s comment on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter is damaging to your business’s reputation, it is wise to seek legal counsel before firing the employee. Employers can end up in a … Continue reading

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Where to Draw the Line for Privacy Regarding Social Media

Social media is a new legal frontier and laws are pending or being passed to keep pace with this advance in technology. As an employer, is it legal to ask employees or job applicants for their social media user names … Continue reading

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New laws restrict access to employee social media accounts

In 2012, state legislatures started introducing laws to restrict employers from obtaining user names and passwords to employees’ personal and private social media accounts.  As 2013 rolls forward, the trend is continuing with proposed legislation 26 states .  Twelve states … Continue reading

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