Employment Law Alert - May 2010: More On Social Media: LinkedIn Today, Gone Tomorrow

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For many companies, social networking websites such as LinkedIn provide marketing and business development opportunities. But employers must take prudent, proactive measures to avoid unintended, perhaps disastrous, consequences.

Here's the problem: take, for example, LinkedIn, one of the most popular social networking sites for business. One of its primary features is to permit users to invite their personal contacts to become "Connections." The problem is, those contacts can often be key customers or suppliers - precisely the people many companies want to keep secret from their competitors.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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