Social Media/Social Networking/Handbook and Workplace Policies

The use by employees of social media regarding work issues carries significant risks. To mitigate these risks, employers should consider at least some of the following policies:

  • Limiting blogging by employees during work time
  • Prohibiting the disclosure of confidential information to third parties
  • Prohibiting blogging or use of social media concerning the employer altogether
  • Advising the employee that of the social media policy and routine assessment of whether the policy is being followed. In any event, this policy should be stated in the Employee Handbook.