by Dena B. Calo, Esq.
Whether your employees are blogging reviews on Google, posting endorsement videos on YouTube, getting your company on wiki sites or branding your company on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, social media is clearly the wave of the future.
Online media like those provide a variety of benefits to organizations. They can help you collect industry-based knowledge, reach new customers, build your brand and publicize your company’s name and reputation.
But those benefits come with their fair share of legal risks. You need a comprehensive social media policy to guide employees on your expectations about their online behavior, especially when that conduct occurs in the name of the organization. A policy is the best protection against inappropriate cyberspace conduct.
The downside of social media
Social media can create liability before, during and after your relationship with a...(register to read more)
- Document poor attitude, just in case of lawsuit
- Investigate before disciplining harassment victim
- My responsibilities are growing, but my pay isn't. What should I do?
- Take sexual harassment complaints seriously—even if they involve past lovers
- What can we tell co-workers about a new employee's sex change and transgender status?