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Employers crack down on social media abuse

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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)

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