Social media provides opportunities for global interconnectedness like never before. The impact can be felt in all corners of business and its potential is as yet not fully known. What is known however, is that this new way of connecting carries enormous business benefits alongside inevitable challenges and risks.
Social media presents particular implications for managing employment relations within organisations. The use and abuse of social media can touch on all aspects of the employment relationship: from employers digging social media data as a recruitment tool, to the control of employees' social media use, to monitoring and the private vs. public debate, to questions over the ownership of data, to disciplinary and termination issues and what an employer can lawfully do when it believes an employee has overstepped the social media mark, to post-termination competition issues.
This country-by-country guide contains contributions from 17 of Baker & McKenzie's offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Each office has addressed the same set of questions covering employment issues from recruitment through to termination, through to post-termination competition, through to the use of social media in legal proceedings.
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