Should Employers Ask Candidates for Their Facebook Password?

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There has been a lot of talk recently about prospective employers asking job candidates for their password to Facebook or other social media sites. And about making a job offer contingent upon not just passing the traditional background search (criminal, job and education verification, credit check in some case0 but upon passing the employer’s idea of ...

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Employer Advice: Don’t Give Glowing Reviews on LinkedIn

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Minneapolis Employment Attorney

Social media has created new issues for everyone in today’s linked-in world: employers, employees, lawyers and courts. We are learning as we go on how to navigate social media websites learning from mistakes (hopefully of others) about what not to do.

This is a good piece of advice about how employers should not use LinkedIn:

Social Media and Employment Law

Be careful about giving glowing reviews and recommendations about employees on ...

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Social Media in the Workplace: A Universal Conundrum

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I have blogged in the past about the trouble that employers face these days because of social media. All it takes is one employee with a video camera and an Internet connection and a business can be faced with serious reputational harm and loss of business. A Facebook status update or a Tweet can cause an equal amount of business harm, or legal liability if an employer takes action against an employee for what he or she posts on a ...

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Social Media: Easier Than You Think

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I couldn’t help but think about my friend and colleague, Nicole Harrison, when I was reading a recent article in the NYTimes. She is the owner of SocialNicole, a Minneapolis-based social media consulting firm. Nicole knows how you use social media — the interacts with people and develops relationships, taking them off the social media platform into real life, where she develops them further. She is now using her skills to help businesses cultivate an online ...

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Canadian Woman Loses Disability Benefits Over Facebook Photos

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The intersection of law and social media fascinates me. Courts, judges and lawyers are trying to figure out how to deal with these new forms of communication. There are great concerns over privacy, as employers have fired employees for postings they have made on their private blogs.

So a story from Canada caught my eye this weekend. It was about a woman who was receiving disability benefits for the past year and a half for major depression. It is common when ...

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