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Social Media Policies are organizational personnel policies that outline, often in employee handbooks, acceptable standards for online behavior, as well as ownership and maintenance of organizational social media... more +
Social Media Policies are organizational personnel policies that outline, often in employee handbooks, acceptable standards for online behavior, as well as ownership and maintenance of organizational social media accounts and profiles. The development and enforcement of Social Media Policies can be a controversial issue. For example, some Social Media Policies have been subjected to scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board for being reasonably interpreted as discouraging "protected concerted activity."  less -
Stotler Hayes Group, LLC

Leveraging Response & Gratification Culture

Patience is a virtue. Or is it? These days patience seems to be a character trait that is fading fast. Clients want instant answers and fast results....more

Clark Hill PLC

[Webinar] The Race to 2024: Politics and Social Media in the Workplace and Employer Rights - March 19th, 9:00 am PT

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Over the last several years, employers have seen and continue to see increased political activities from their employees at work and on social media platforms, including on business-related social media platforms, like...more

Fisher Phillips

"Watch Me Get Fired" Videos Are Going Viral: 7 Tips for Employers to Navigate New Trend

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A scroll through social media will quickly reveal that we’re in a new workplace era where the stigma attached to being fired or laid off is waning and many people are seeking solidarity online. In recent viral posts on...more

Fisher Phillips

Election Season in the Workplace: Employers’ Essential FAQs for 2024

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The coming election year promises to be turbulent, and your workplace will not be immune from the challenges that are sure to face us. What do you need to know about your rights and responsibilities as an employer now that...more

Pullman & Comley - School Law

Are Your District's Social Media Accounts a Ticking Legal Time Bomb?

While district-controlled Facebook, Instagram and Twitter/“X” accounts can certainly be a great tool for engaging stakeholders – particularly Gen X and Millennial parents – it is important for board members and administrators...more

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

How to Report an Impersonation Account

Help – someone is impersonating me! Social media is a funny thing – it allows people to present their lives in a very articulated way through pictures, videos, and other personal information. While content is usually posted...more

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Utah Proposes Rules for Social Media Regulation Act

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Keypoint: The Utah Division of Consumer Protection published proposed rules regulating social media companies under Utah’s Social Media Regulation Act. On October 15, 2023, the Utah Division of Consumer Protection (the...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

LGBTQ+ Protections, Virtual Harassment, and Social Media Posts: The EEOC Updates Its Harassment Guidance for the 21st Century

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published draft enforcement guidance regarding workplace harassment, entitled “Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” The proposed guidance sets...more

Ius Laboris

Social media and protected beliefs at work

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The Belfast Industrial Tribunal in Northern Ireland has recently rejected two claims of unfair dismissal following sectarian (anti-Catholic) chants posted on social media. We look at the implications of clashing views on...more

Troutman Pepper

Bankruptcy Court Provides Guidance on Social Media Account Ownership

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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida created a three-factor test to help determine the ownership interests of social media accounts. The court in In re Vital Pharm found that (1) documented property...more

Dechert LLP

Social Media is Everywhere, But Who Owns these Social Media Accounts Anyway?

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The explosive growth in the use of social media for commercial advertising, product development and customer engagement, including via “influencers,” is well known and those accounts may have significant value. However, the...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Texas Joins Other States in Enacting Social Media Law for Minors

On June 13, 2023, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Securing Children Online through Parental Empowerment Act (HB 18) (SCOPE Act). With this signing, Texas joins Utah and Arkansas in regulating social media and its impact...more

FordHarrison

EntertainHR: Michigan’s Miscue—Is Your Company Ready for a Social Media Scandal?

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Only a few days after being hired by the University of Michigan’s football program as the assistant director of football recruiting, Glenn Schembechler (son of longtime Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler) resigned after his...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

[Webinar] Blurred lines: The Recent Rulings Changing the Game for Both Union and Non-Union Employers - May 25th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm...

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This presentation will focus on recent developments in the labor law under the current NLRB. The presenters will discuss concerted activity under the NLRA, what employees are protected and what speech/conduct is protected,...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity Quick Clicks | Issue 4

Utah Is the First State to Limit Teens Under 18 From Social Media Access - Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) signed two bills on March 23 (SB 152 and HB 311) prohibiting children under the age of 18 from using social media between...more

Venable LLP

Ticktock It's Time to Be Real About Social Media in the Workplace: How Institutions of Higher Education Can Develop Social Media...

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Debates concerning the pros and cons of social media usage are not new, but have recently resurfaced with more fervor, gaining attention at the national level. The renewed focus on social media usage may serve as a reminder...more

TNG Consulting

Federal Appeals Court OKs Expulsion for High Schoolers’ Instagram Posts

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The School Board expelled two students, Epple and Chen, after their violent and racist Instagram posts about classmates circulated around their high school. The students challenged the school board’s ability to discipline...more

DarrowEverett LLP

See You on the Other Side: Planning Your Digital Legacy

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What happens to social media accounts when an individual dies? As social media is a growing source of revenue for individuals, from influencers to public figures, and the dominant means of how people document their lives, it...more

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Disciplining Employees for Offensive Private Speech: Connecticut Employers Must Show Workplace Disruption

Employers in Connecticut need to be aware that Connecticut law makes the free speech provisions of both the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and those of the Connecticut Constitution applicable to...more

Troutman Pepper

Employer Justified in Terminating Employee Over Inappropriate Social Media Posts

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Q: Can a private employer terminate an employee for social media posts that violate internal policies? ...more

Fisher Phillips

Is It Time for Change? 5 Reasons Your Dealership May Want to Change Your Employee Handbook for 2023

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‘Tis the season for change. The weather is changing. The leaves are changing (or have changed). Twitter is changing. The political landscape is changing. Employment laws have changed or will be changing. The calendar will be...more

Fisher Phillips

Over-Sharing in the Workplace? Why Your Company May Need a TikTok and BeReal Policy

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By now many of us have seen a TikTok video filmed at someone’s workplace – a “day in the life” video, someone complaining about their coworkers, supervisors, or customers, or someone talking about an unrelated subject while...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

The Labor Law Insider: Better Change Your Policies, Including Social Media

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Labor Law Insider host Tom Godar welcomes two new Labor Law Insiders as they discuss the shifting standards applied by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to traditional employment policies found in almost every...more

Poyner Spruill LLP

Supreme Agitation: Prepare for Employee Protest and Social Media Activity Now That Supreme Court Has Issued Abortion Decision

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The leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization et al, made headlines and sparked protests across the country. Now that the Supreme Court has issued the final decision, which...more

Cranfill Sumner LLP

[Webinar] Employment Law Roundtable 2022 - April 21st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

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Employment attorneys from our firm will discuss a range of Employment Law topics, including recognizing the importance of the agency principle, managing the manager, challenging the paradigm of no due process for at-will...more

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