What Employers Need To Know About Social Media

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 1:07 PM EST) -- Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are growing quickly in popularity. In the last year, Twitter, for instance, has grown from approximately a half million users to tens of millions of users. Surprisingly, this growth has been driven not by teenagers but by 25-to-54-year-olds — in other words, the current work force.

Combine these trends with the fact that 53 percent of employers say they have a "right" to monitor employee postings on these sites, while 60 percent of employees say their online activities outside...
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