Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to a large group at the Connecticut Community Providers Association in Rocky Hill about social media and compliance issues.

The Connecticut Community Providers Association represents organizations that provide services and supports for children and adults with disabilities and significant challenges including people with substance use disorders, mental illness

For a few years now, I’ve been describing how social media policies are moving into the mainstream. 

No longer can employers simply cover their eyes and ears to what is going on with Facebook and Twitter.

Example No. 592: West Hartford, Connecticut is considering a policy that would place certain restrictions on what school employees say

Last night, I had the privilege of speaking to a graduate-level class at the University of Hartford. (My thanks to Professor Olga Clark for the invitation).

The topic of the discussion overall was the interaction of social media and employment law.  It’s a talk that I’ve given before, but the class had some unique questions

"Progressive Discipline" is a policy or practice that, over the years, has fallen out of favor with some employers.

What is it? It’s a practice — found also in some collective bargaining agreements — that typically provides a multi-step disciplinary process for many employment policy violations: a verbal warning, a written warning, a suspension, and