Social Media in the Workplace: What’s Your Company’s Policy?

Employee social media use – on and off company time – can create havoc for unwary employers. What to do about it? A good first step: watch these two videos on social media policies and procedures in the workplace.

The first features labor attorney Eric Kinder (Spilman Thomas & Battle), who looks at some of the key social media challenges for employers and HR managers, including:

  • Textual harassment
  • Employee endorsements
  • Confidentiality
  • NLRB review of employer policies

The second, from Adam Forman and David King (Miller Canfield), is aimed at the 60% of employers who have yet to put a social media policy in place. Their suggestions:

  • Adopt, disseminate and uniformly enforce a workplace policy
  • Focus on training, a key element of an effective program
  • Determine what you want your company’s social media culture to be
  • Eliminate employee expectations of privacy for personal social media activity on company computers


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