Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Recent NLRB Advice on Employer Policies, Arbitration Agreements

On June 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released two advice memoranda addressing common employment policies and arbitration agreements. Social Media, Confidentiality and Personal Device Policies In a memo originally issued in August 2018, several policies contained in the Coastal Industries, Inc. employee handbook were considered unlawful under the […]

27 Jun 19 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Hiring? Social Media Content Is Often a Deal Breaker

Employers frequently turn to social networking sites to find additional information on potential candidates — and what they find often results in a decision not to hire, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. The survey found that 70 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates — a statistic which has increased […]

10 Aug 18 - Social Media - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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Employer Use of Social Media as a Screening Tool Increased

The number of employers who use social networking sites to research job candidates continues to rise. Sixty percent of employers surveyed by CareerBuilder use these sites to screen candidates, a significant increase from 52 percent last year and only 11 percent in 2006 when this survey was first conducted. In addition, 59 percent of hiring […]

11 Jul 16 - Hiring, Social Media - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB Still Focusing on Unlawful Facebook Firings

While talk may have quieted down about the National Labor Relations Board’s reach into the non-union setting and employee social media activity, don’t get lulled into a sense of complacency. The NLRB is still very active in this area. The NLRB continues to take action against employers for disciplining workers who post negative comments about […]

22 Sep 14 - Social Media - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Free Cyber Risk Webinar on September 25 for CalChamber Members

Whether criminals steal information on your network, transfer money from company bank accounts or send out official emails from your servers, CalChamber members will learn about the risks at this important live webinar on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT: New Era of Cyber Risk: From Legal Headaches to Business […]

9 Sep 14 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »