Employers Face Pitfalls With Blogs, Social Networks

Law360, New York (August 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The chance that an employer will have to confront issues related to content a worker posts on a blog is high, considering an estimated 175,000 blogs are created daily. But employment lawyers say that companies need to be cautious when such a situation arises and should preemptively create employment policies regarding electronic content.

The emerging technology issue provides a natural conflict, lawyers said. Employees think they have more rights than they do. Employers have a lot of wiggle room but don't have an automatic right to...
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