So let's start off with an excellent article written by Maria Greco Danaher of Ogletree Deakins on the potential liability employers have when an employee uses social media. Here's an important excerpt:
"...an employee who uses electronic media, including e-mail, blogs, or social networking sites, to make comments about a product made by his or her employer, and who fails to disclose his or her relationship with that manufacturer may create legal liability under the FTC guidelines. Further, should a consumers rely on a particular comment in that posting to his or her detriment, any ensuing damage could be attributed to the manufacturer/company."
It's pretty apparent that social media has a place in the workplace. Most experts (including me) agree that it's not practical to ban social media in the workplace. So what do you do?
More to come...