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Your Employee's Social Media Usage

February 27, 2014 by Kathryn Carlson

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Due to the rapid growth of social media, employers and employees have fought to find a balance between social media and the workplace.

Individual employees can use their own social media activities as a powerful tool to promote your dealership, but how can you ensure what they say is positive? Some employers attempted to require employees to provide access to their social media accounts, causing lawmakers to create legislation to ban these practices.

Since 2012, twelve states have passed legislation barring employers from requesting electronic password information, including social media passwords. Currently similar legislation is pending in many other states.

To learn the status of your state’s social media accounts privacy laws, click here. (Provided by BLR)

Don’t be afraid to leverage your employee social media activities to promote your dealership just be sure you have a Social Media Policy in place and that you understand your responsibilities as an employer.

KPA’s Human Resource Management product helps keep employers compliant with social media laws. For a copy of KPA’s Social Media policy email [email protected].

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: Employee, Laws, Media, Privacy, Social, State