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Social Media in the Workplace


Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at a conference co-presented by AIJA and the American Bar Association, entitled “Hot Topics in International Employment”.  A topic that fairly sizzled was how employers around the world grapple over how to manage social media in the workplace.

In the Canadian employment context, social media use raises issues under both privacy and human rights law. For an overview of how this can play out in the workplace, particularly with respect to employee recruitment, monitoring and discipline, see my article Social Media in the Workplace:  Key Lessons for Business Professionals, published in the June 2012 edition of Business Review Canada.   You can read the article on Business Review Canada’s online magazine and website.

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