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Category Archives: Social Media

January 19, 2018

“#MeToo” Is a Reality, and It Is Not Going Anywhere

It is a nightmare scenario for any manager – A secretary in your company shares a “#MeToo” experience on social media, implicating another of your employees. You have not seen the post, but your assistant has and mentioned it to you as soon as you entered your office.  You soon learn that other employees and  Read More arrow

October 26, 2015

2d Rejects Firing Over social media posts

Connecticut-based Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille fired bartender Jillian Sanzone’s over her post calling her employer an “asshole” and another employee who “liked” the post. The 2d circuit has sided with the NLRB and found that the firings violated the NLRA. The Court distinguished a 2012 precedent, NLRB v. Starbucks Corp., where it approved  Read More arrow

May 28, 2015

Social Media And Hiring

A report entitled Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report 2015, surveyed over 1400 companies and found that while 95 percent conduct criminal background checks on potential employees, a substantial number perform Social Security or identity checks and verify whether candidates are eligible to work in the United States. While not illegal, there are dangers associated with the  Read More arrow

August 29, 2013

Employers Not Privy to Worker’s Social Media

On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that prevents employers from requiring prospective or current employees to disclose their username and password information for their personal social media accounts or otherwise provide access to their accounts.  The law also gives employees greater safeguards against retaliation.  Notably, an employer may not require its  Read More arrow