Social Media and employment law

Will Social Media Harm Your Career?


Will Social Media Harm Your Career?

Can social media harm your upward movement in your career.

Recently, many lawmakers and everyday users of social media have been disgusted by what they think are inappropriate tactics used by employers when screening job applicants. In my article titled: “Why Your Status Updates May Come Back To Haunt You,” I explore the trend of employers investigating job applicants using social media, how employers use what they find, and best practices for employers to avoid violating current laws. For individuals, I also offer tips for managing online information so that you do not raise red flags that may cost you that dream job you always wanted.

The article is published in the April 2012 edition of the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine, the official publication of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. The April 2012 magazine focuses on “Kids in the Law” and on Privacy issues. I am not only proud to be able to contribute to the magazine, but also proud to have been asked to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors.

 

Happy New Firm (and Year)!


Happy New Firm (and Year)!

Welcome to James Wu Employment and HR Law, my new firm.

Happy New Year! I hope you had a festive start to 2012. I’m off and running with my new firm! I’m continuing to provide top-notch legal services, but without the big firm rigmarole, red tape, and higher fees. As my clients know, I don’t overlook the small stuff, don’t turn molehills into mountains, and don’t count you or your legal needs as just a business opportunity. To me, relationships matter. Please contact me to discuss how my expertise and work ethic can benefit you and your specific situation. If I can’t help you – I’ll be honest and tell you – I can probably refer you to someone who can help you.

For now, as you settle into 2012, ask yourself the following: Is my business/employer in compliance with the new California employment laws effective January 1, 2012? To learn more contact us, or return here soon for more updates.