Workplace Social Media Policy Program
The varied uses of social media in the workplace have already given rise to legal issues and have resulted in the passage of new workplace laws in multiple states. These laws prohibit employers from requesting social media usernames and passwords from employees, and some of these laws forbid employers and managers from "forcing" their employees to add them to their social network.
Not implementing a social media policy, or implementing one that fails to comply with state or federal laws, can result in lawsuits from applicants and employees, as well as prosecution fines from the National Labor Relations Board and enforcing state agencies. In addition to agency prosecution and employee lawsuits, fines and penalties vary by state. They can range from $500 to $1,000 per violation depending on the state law.
To help our valued customers comply with state and federal workplace laws pertaining to social media in the workplace, Personnel Concepts has introduced a comprehensive Workplace Social Media Policy Program. Using these materials can help you create an effective and compliant policy, or revise your existing policy to ensure compliance.
- All-In-One Social Media in the Workplace compliance guide, featuring a legal brief from an attorney, a sample policy based on NLRB recommendations and state laws, plain language guidance, FAQs and information about various legal issues
- 25 Social Media Password Protection Acknowledgment Forms
- 25 Training Handouts
- 11" x 17" Social Media Policy Poster
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