Employee Online Contacts – Who gets the last LOL?

The latest social media quandary now plaguing employers is, “Who owns the online contacts employees gather through corporate social media activity after they leave?” Well the truth is IDK (or “I don’t know” for those of you who are less than Internet slang savvy), nor does anyone else. With the sudden explosion of social media, employers are finding themselves dealing with an unprecedented amount of workplace complications- with no relief in sight. Usually problems such as these are resolved in the courts, but technology is moving at such a rapid pace, the courts are struggling to make rulings that create any type of precedent.

This recent article from Workforce Magazine takes a deeper look at this new problem and hopefully will guide you in creating a corporate policy that protects both your organization and your employees’ rights.



On July 26th, 2011, posted in: Help For Human Resources, Small Business Tips by
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