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by Megan Anderson, Esq.

The rapid growth of online social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has forever changed the way people communicate in and out of the workplace.

As a result, employers are attempting to determine the appropriate way for employees to use social media at work. It’s a phenomenon that has upsides, downsides—and legal risks.

Employers themselves are also venturing into social media to market their businesses, recruit employees and screen job candidates. Online tools can be highly valuable in recruiting and selecting the best candidates and screening out bad hires.

However, new technology can be both a blessing and a curse. Despite the potential advantages of online recruiting and screening, those activities come with potential employment law risks that are still evolving due to the relatively recent emergence and growth of social media.

Some of the obvious and not-so-obvious legal risks incl...(register to read more)

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