Not capitalizing on the power of social media poses its own risks to growing your company.
I am pleased to post a link to a recent blog I wrote for SHRM Blog. This blog focuses on social media mistakes made by supervisors. http://www.weknownext.com/blog/top-10-social-media-mistakes-made-by-supervisors. These mistakes can be avoided, however, by supervisory trainingThis blog should not be construed as legal advice, pertaining to specific factual situations or establishing an attorney-client relationship.
I am pleased to post a blog I wrote for SHRM’s We Know Next.
By way of legal background, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), enacted in 1986, is comprised of two statutes: the Wiretap Act and the Stored Communications Act. Historically, most litigation arising under the ECPA has involved the Wiretap Act. However, with the social media revolution, the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) now is coming into play.
There is a growing legislative movement to pass laws that prohibit employers from requiring employees to turn over their social media (i.e., Facebook) passwords. Such a bill was introduced in the Florida Senate on September 25, 2013 by Senator Jeff Clemens, a Democrat from Lake Worth.
Employers often say they want to access social media information about a job candidate because they want to know as much about him or her as possible, but they must be very careful not to violate anti-discrimination laws.