To Monitor or Not To Monitor: Two Different Perspectives

With the increased use of social media by the public in general, one of the biggest questions employers face is whether to review an employee’s or job applicant’s social media accounts. An interesting article from today’s Wall Street Journal highlights two different perspectives on this issue. In one corner, Nancy Flynn from The ePolicy Institute

Make Sure Employees Tread Carefully on Twitter

As noted in our first post, almost 90% of the companies polled in a 2014 survey indicated that they were using social media for business purposes. A recent Massachusetts district court opinion serves as a useful reminder that employers should be careful about their employees’ social media posts, as the traditional legal principles of defamation

The NLRB Flip-Flops on Employee Disclaimers

Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an advisory report highlighting the difference between lawful and unlawful social media policies. The full report discusses seven recent NLRB decisions. According to the report, the key question when developing a social media policy is whether any of the restrictions could be construed “to chill the

Social Media and Employment Law for California Employers

With this first post, Allen Matkins is proud to launch its California Social Media and Employment Law Blog. The blog is intended to provide employers, particularly California employers, with news, commentary, and practical pointers regarding the impact of social media on the workplace. (The blog is not intended to provide any legal advice and does