Add this to the list of things not to post on social media: “Eww I start this &$#@ *$% job tomorrow” – followed by seven thumbs down. That is what @Cella posted on Twitter the day before she started a new job. Her employer heard about it and fired her – on Twitter. Cella is
Universities Monitor Athletes’ Use of Social Media
This may be where many employers will be heading. Athletic departments at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech University have been using a service to monitor social media of their players. Texas A&M University also used a service from 2008 until 2012. The service monitors the social media accounts of the players.
Bar Association Allows Social Media Research
The New York City Bar Associaition has isssued an ethics opinion finding that lawyers may research potential jurors’ backgrounds on social media sites. But, the lawyer or his staff may not contact the juror and must avoid actions that might allow the juror to know the research is being conducted. For example, a law office…
The New Frontier: Social Media
Social media is that new frontier we always hear about – or one of them anyway. Some lawyers are still trying to understand the limits. One lawyer in South Florida was upset about a judge, who he believed was circumventing the speedy trial requirements. So, he posted a blog entry about a judge. The judge…
Social Media Policies Guidelines
Many employers need to develop and fine tune their social media policies. See several sets of policies and guidelines at this website from Delaware Employment Law. Connecticut Employment Lawyer presents some helpful guidelines at this post.