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Why Social Media is a ‘Legal Minefield’ for Employers

When it comes to social media, employers face a variety of land mines. To protect themselves, they are advised to have a policy covering social media but the factors involved are not as simple as they might seem. “Social media is a legal minefield for employers.” That attention-grabbing statement comes from Edward Loughlin, a trial attorney for the EEOC in Washington, D.C.  Follow this link to explore four hypothetical situations employers might face, along with 18 specific components to consider in a social media policy.