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Social media creates a new terrain for employment related misconduct

This article was written by Amelia Berman, an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa

It is very common in this day and age for employers to have regard to prospective employees’ Facebook pages and Twitter accounts before employing them or for employers to inspect these social media platforms to verify the veracity of sick leave days taken by employees.  In addition, more and more employees are facing disciplinary action for excessive time spent on social media sites during working hours or for controversial opinions expressed on such sites.

Investigations conducted by employers into prospective employees’ lives by means of … Continue Reading

Employees’ rights and obligations relating to the use of social media in France

The impact of the use of social media in the workplace has regularly given rise to controversies and debates as how this subject is to be handled by a company’s management. The current state of employment law is still not entirely settled in this respect. It is however possible to provide some guidance on the most common issues arising from such use with regard to employment law (data protection regulations will not be considered in this article).

Access and control of social media in the workplace

As a general rule, employees are allowed to access the internet for non-professional … Continue Reading

Employees’ rights and obligations regarding the use of social media in Australia

The use of social media in Australia continues to grow on a daily basis. There are now over 13.4 million daily users of Facebook, 3.9 million active users of LinkedIn and over 2.7 million monthly users of Twitter (Source: Social Media Statistics Australia). There is a good chance that one, if not all of your employees under 30, are using social media on a daily basis.

So how does an employer regulate the use of social media by employees?

A social media policy is important in providing employees with guidance as to how they are to use social media … Continue Reading

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