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How to Draft and Enforce a Social Media Policy in the Workplace

Authors: Lisa I. Fried-Grodin, Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP and Brightmine Editorial Team

With the use of social media in the workplace, it is critical for an employer to draft and enforce a comprehensive social media policy. An employer that fails to set proper guidelines for social media use may face negative consequences, such as an employee who discloses corporate trade secrets, harasses a co-worker online or tweets about customers in a negative manner. An employer that implements effective policies and procedures to deal with employee social media use can minimize such risks and gain many benefits.