Use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites has exploded in recent years. Statistics show that Americans spend roughly two hours on social media every day.
What this means is that it is likely that employees are using social media while at work. This can impact productivity and cause problems among co-workers. Because some workers must use social media as part of their job, this can blur the lines between what is acceptable to post online and what is not.
This means that employers and employees must be on the same page when it comes to social media etiquette in order to avoid employment issues down the line. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Here is what you should do as an employer:
Avoid doing these things on social media:
Employers should have clear social media policies in place and employees should abide by them. It is easy for lines to get blurred when personal social media gets commingled with business accounts.
The Ohio employment attorneys at Marshall Forman & Schlein can help you develop a fair social media policy. Learn more about how we can help you with your employment law issues. Fill out the online form or call (614) 463-9790 to schedule a consultation.
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