Tag Archives: social media liability

Study Finds Evidence of Unlawful Discrimination in Using Social Media to Recruit Employees

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (reported on 11/21/2013 by Jennifer DeVries) discussed a study showing bias in the hiring process when social media is used to screen job applicants. Because of the potential for unlawful discrimination and losing out on otherwise qualified job applicants, the article and study should be a “must … Continue Reading

Proposed Michigan Social Media Law Banning Employer Access to Employee Passwords – Not Something to “Like”

Proposed Michigan Social Media legislation is back in the headlines. Specifically, Chris Gautz of Crain’s Detroit Business reported that Michigan Senate House Bill 5523, (sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton), was approved unanimously by the House in September and is now sitting on the Senate floor.  This bill would “outlaw” employers from requiring employees and … Continue Reading

$4.5 Million Reasons for Employers and Individuals to Balance Social Media Use & Risks

A previous post on this blog discussed ways for employers to increase the effectiveness of a company’s social media policy (See The Sweet-spot for Increasing the Effectiveness of a Social Media Policy: Employee Self-Interest). One of the real-world examples discussed in that post was a lawsuit against a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell … Continue Reading
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