A growing percentage of our workforce participates in social media activities, and many of these bloggers, "tweeters" and "frienders" make posts online that are distinctly at odds with their employers' business objectives. Before accessing social media posts or taking action based on internet conduct, employers should beware the significant legal pitfalls in this developing area and take steps to protect themselves. 

In the first segment of our Social Media webinar series, Kilpatrick Towsend attorneys Randy Avram and Jill Cox discussed the most common labor and employment issues that arise in the context of social media and the workplace. This presentation included laws regulating an employer's ability to use social media during the hiring process, monitor employees' social media postings, and whether or not to discipline or terminate employees based on online conduct. Also, how to learn to identify red flags and adopt best practices and policies designed to keep employers out of hot water.

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