Employment Law: Job Transitions and Social Media Profiles


Employment Law: Job Transitions and Social Media Profiles
What are you responsibilities, according to employment law, to update your social media profiles?In my June 2013 post regarding Social Media and Employment Law for Windmill Networking (Now MaximizeSocialBusiness.com), I focus on a very common situation: when an employee separates from a company but may not have a new job lined up. The employee may feel reluctant to update LinkedIn (or other profiles) due to embarrassment about losing a job, or the delay in updating may simply be a strategic choice because getting a new job is typically easier when potential employers believe you are still gainfully employed. My post, titled “5 Tips on Job Transitions and Updating Social Media Profiles,” explores whether a former employer can require/force a former employee to update a social media profile, and tips for both employers and employees in this developing area of the law.

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