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Snap(chat), Kik & Whisper: What Social Networking Apps Your Employees Are Using Today

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

It may be hard to remember, but during the first year of the blog in mid-2007 to 2008, there was barely a mention of social media and its impact in the workplace.  Just a single reference in January 2008 noting that with sites like Myspace (!), “employees from around the country can share information instantly, making it… Continue Reading

A New Year’s Resolution

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Five years is a long time. In the time span of the Internet, it might as well be a lifetime. So, after five years of doing this blog on nearly a daily (ok, business daily) basis, it’s time for a change. Now, I’m not retiring like other bloggers have.  But it’s time to recognize that… Continue Reading

Who Owns Your Company’s Social Media? Are You Sure?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Social Media

In my presentations on social media this year, I’ve talked a bit about the Phonedog v. Kravitz case where an employer sued a former employee who continued to use the company Twitter account he had started. When the employee left, he merely changed the Twitter account’s handle to his own name and took the 17,000 Twitter… Continue Reading

Social Media, Social Media, Social Media

Posted in Social Media

Lately, it feels that employment law is revolving solely around social media. Indeed, many of my speaking engagements recently have all had a social media bent. (This week, I’ll be keynoting a speech to the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Marketing Professionals Services on Strategies and Risks on Social Media in the Workplace).  Over… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Ban On Cell Phones; NLRB & Social Media; Nursing Mothers; Retaliation, LinkedIn

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Social Media, Wage & Hour

As another week passes by (seriously, where did January go already?), here are a few odds and ends that are worth a mention: Earlier this month, new rules regarding limits on the use of mobile phones went into effet by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.   The rule covers “both, drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce,… Continue Reading

This Week in Social Media & Employment Law: Facebook Privacy Settings, Stored Communications Act, Social Media Policies

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

As social media continues to dominate the world — or at least conversations about employment law —  there are a few notable posts that are worth delving into this week that explore the topic further.  Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill (formerly of Above the Law) has a good piece on whether privacy settings matter on Facebook… Continue Reading

The “Public” vs. “Private” Facebook Page: Thorny Issues for Employers

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Are you scared of social media yet?  That seems to be the approach of newly-minted legal "experts" telling employers to be on guard for employees who use social media with the added suggestion that you can (and perhaps should) fire anyone who says anything silly or mildly inappropriate on Facebook.  If only it were that… Continue Reading

JD Supra & LinkedIn Launch “Legal Updates” – New Way to Keep Track of Employment Law Topics

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

I’m often asked how I have the time to keep up the blogging and new developments in the law. Part of it is an exercise in information management. But there’s a new tool that was just officially announced this morning that should make this exercise easier for everyone. Most people are now familiar with LinkedIn… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Unpaid Interns, Employee E-mail Privacy, LinkedIn Recommendations, Advice from the “Enemy”, Retaliation, The “Restroom Issue”

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Wage & Hour

With my work on the Law & Technology Symposium for the Connecticut Bar Foundation last week, there are several employment law topics that I haven’t had time to discuss in full. While I’ve shared some of these links via my Twitter feed (which you can find at, I thought I would recap some of… Continue Reading

Social Networking and Social Media Guidelines – Is It Time Your Company Developed Some?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Let’s face it: There are still way too many people who think social media and social networking sites are a fad and time-waster. I mean, how else do we explain the thousands of companies that have strict firewalls at their companies to prevent employees from using these sites. (And if you think that because you… Continue Reading

LinkedIn Recommendations – A Hot Topic Among HR Professionals, But Should It Be?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

In my presentation last week to the HRA of Greater New Haven (which i discussed yesterday), the hottest topic that people wanted to discuss was LinkedIn Recommendations. People had several questions: Should a company bar its employees from doing such recommendations? Should a HR department "police" LinkedIn to ensure compliance? What is the risk of… Continue Reading

“If You Aren’t Using Social Media for Your Job Search or Recruiting, You Don’t Exist”

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

My thanks to the Human Resource Association of Greater New Haven for the invitation to speak to that group last week on the topic of social media and employment law.  HRAGNH is an affiliate of SHRM and with nearly 60 attendees, we had a packed house for the event. When I’ve given such talks in the… Continue Reading

Materials from Webinar on the Intersection of Social Media & Employment Law Now Available Online

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Thanks to all who joined us at today’s webinar that looked at the employment law ramifications of employment law.  We had over 100 people sign up for this session. For those who were unable to join us, you can download a variety of materials related to the webinar. They are: The powerpoint presentation; The recording… Continue Reading