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Employers Face New Challenges From Employee Use of Social Media

December 2010
Employment Law Notes
Emerging social media technologies like Twitter and Facebook are putting a new spin on familiar employment problems. As employees increasingly access social media, employers have become more interested in regulating and monitoring what their employees are saying online, and for good reason. Employers learned in the era of blogging that the online activities of their employees can lead to public relations nightmares, or even employer liability. Unfortunately, monitoring an employee’s online activities can also easily land an employer in hot water.