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"Untangling The Web: Social Networking in the Workplace"

Melanie D. McNaught at Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP in Ontario presented a paper called "Untangling The Web: Social Networking in the Workplace" at the firm's June 11, 2010 client seminar. The paper addresses the following four questions of interest to employers:

  1. What is On-Line Social Networking?
  2. Why Should Employers Care About Social Networking in the Workplace?
  3. When is Social Networking Grounds for Discipline?

    • time theft
    • defamation
    • breach of confidentiality
  4. What Proactive Steps Should Employers be Taking?

Pursuant to the last heading, the author sets out several concerns/points that should be addressed in a workplace policy.