Social Media in the Workplace

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Helping Employers to Manage Social Media Concerns

Our employment attorneys can assist you in creating employment policies to address your employees’ social media use.

Social media is here to stay. Whether your company embraces or eschews the use of social media as part of its business operations, your employees are embracing it enthusiastically as part of their daily lives. Although the vast majority of employees’ social media use is innocuous, the line between personal and professional life is blurred, and employees’ social media use can affect your business.

Employees’ use of social media can raise wage, harassment, and discrimination issues for employers and can violate certain federal laws. Likewise, without education and guidance, employers’ efforts at controlling employees’ social media use can have the unintended consequence of violating the Nation Labor Relation Act, even if the business is non-unionized. The employment attorneys at Parsons Behle & Latimer work with employers to craft and implement well thought out, meaningful, and legal policies that protect the employer’s business and address and manage potential issues arising from employees’ use of social media.