Worker Social Media Breaks May Raise Practical, Legal Issues

Law360 (September 5, 2019, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Given the prevalence of social media and the relative ease of access to it via smartphones, employers may find it difficult to deter social media usage in the workplace. Although the law mandates certain requirements for employees in connection with workplace breaks, some employers have chosen to go above and beyond their obligations in the context of social media and smartphones and have specifically provided employees with break time to access their social media accounts. This is yet another example of the changing landscape of the workplace and of the challenges facing employers.

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