social media

Employee’s Facebook Rant Against Employer on Social Media Could be Protected

Posted on October 28, 2015
Posted in Other, Social Media

the situation If an employee posts nasty complaints about my company or supervisors on Facebook or another social media site, can’t I fire him?

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Differing Discipline for Facebook Comments May be Discrimination

Posted on October 2, 2015

In today’s digital culture, employers are well advised to have social media policies which hopefully prevent employees from posting things that reflect poorly on the employer. But the question of how to apply some of these policies is unfamiliar territory. For example, how do you determine what kinds of comments warrant discipline? And how do […]

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Instagram intel—can an employer use it?

Posted on May 1, 2015

Let’s say one of your employees has a tendency to call in sick on Fridays when it just so happens to be 72 degrees and sunny out. Another employee reports to you that last Friday, that same worker posted a picture of herself on Instagram at a nearby water park, despite the fact that she […]

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Can an employer ask an applicant or employee for a Facebook password?

Posted on April 17, 2015
Posted in Other

No—not if the employer is in Virginia. Virginia has joined other states in taking action to protect the personal online accounts of applicants and employees. On March 23, 2015, Governor McAuliffe signed H.B. 2081 into law and the law takes effect on July 1, 2015.

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