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Electronic Communications and Social Media: Managing Employer Risks with Clear Policies

February 2010
Employment Law Notes
For many of us, it is hard to remember a time when conducting our work duties did not involve extensive use of email communications and the internet. For this reason, most employers long ago recognized the need to implement email and internet use policies for their employees. Nonetheless, internet use has rapidly changed as a result of the proliferation of interactive social media, with sites like Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. When employees engage in such internet social networking, the line between workplace and personal conduct can be easily blurred.