Workplace Social Media Issues

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC helps clients nationwide in the emerging area of social media use in the workplace as part of the firm's employment law practice. Whether it is helping to write a customized personnel policy for using social media in the workplace or litigating a matter, PLDO attorneys are at the forefront of this evolving legal areas of workplace social media issues. One of the hottest topics regarding the rights of employers and employees is how to manage the use of social networking, including the use of:

  • Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Text messages
  • E-mails
  • All other methods of electronic messaging in the public and private sector

In fact, the latest research by the prestigious Pew Internet & American Life Project found that nearly one in five Internet users is tweeting on Twitter or using another service to share personal and business updates and information or to see updates about others.

Strategic Workplace Policy Lawyers

At PLDO, we keep abreast of court cases, regulations and laws that may help determine how employees can expect privacy when sharing information in the Digital Age. These privacy rights and workplace policies are two central concerns that we help employees and employers navigate with sensitivity and an eye toward avoiding potential disputes.

"The use of electronic technology in communicating by employees is here to stay. Business owners are hard-pressed to control the use of these social networking platforms in the workplace and need to consider the legal consequences of not having personnel policies in place prior to making decisions." William E. O'Gara, PLDO Principal who leads the PLDO employment and litigation practice areas.

The attorneys and staff of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC strive to serve both their clients and the community responsibly and with integrity at all times. With offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida, PLDO combines national experience with cost-effective strategies. We focus our practice on using 120 years of combined experience to provide unparalleled responsiveness and have an authentic appreciation for our clients and the communities in which we serve.

For a consultation about any type of employment law need, contact a lawyer today at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC.

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