While the initial explosion in social media usage took employers (and their attorneys) off guard, more organizations now have clear employment policies—and they’re not shy about flexing them.
In fact, more than 70% of employers have disciplined employees for on-the-job misuse of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to a new survey by the Proskauer law firm.
That’s up sharply since 2012, when just over a third (35%) said they’d disciplined for social media abuse.
Also since 2012, the number of employers with policies dictating appropriate social media use has spiked from 60% to 79%.
“When we published our first survey in 2011, there was a sense of novelty and even mystery about social media usage in the workplace,” said Proskauer’s Daniel Ornstein. “This year, we found a marked increase in the number of businesses that have implemented social media policies and other measures to address the...(register to read more)