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As the presidential election draws closer and while remote work arrangements continue, employers may find that they have more opportunities to apply their social media policies in response to emotionally charged posts by employees.

September 17, 2020
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Recent headlines involving Buzzfeed News highlighted the challenges that multi-state employers can have when some of their employees are subject to more employee-friendly state laws than others.

February 5, 2019
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It is a common misconception that the First Amendment protects a person’s right to say whatever they want, whenever they want.

January 24, 2019
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Loyalty to one’s employer is a fast disappearing quality it seems and it is not hard to imagine the following scenario: After terminating an especially difficult employee, you have learned that she…

September 27, 2018
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When talking about background checks in the first two parts of this series, we focused our attention on “consumer” or “investigative” reports an employer might obtain from a third-party company that…

August 16, 2018
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There’s not one size fits all when it comes to social media policies, however there are some consistent elements that employers should consider having in their guidelines. Chris Bacon outlines these…

July 19, 2016
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There are a number of reasons why employers should not look at the social media postings of their employees – it violates privacy and rights protected under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)…

July 12, 2016
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Is it legal for a company to review an applicant’s social media profile before hiring them? In this Social Media Spotlight post, Chris Bacon addresses how employers can responsibly review social…

July 7, 2016
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