Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, but do the other 61% have good reasons to stay away? Continue reading
The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.
Attorneys are using social media websites more and more. We’re visiting a variety of sites to promote our practices, communicate with our peers, and stay in touch with our clients. But social media presents many ethical pitfalls to avoid. Here are some tips to help you safely navigate the social media minefield. Continue reading →
Filed under: Legal Ethics, Practice of Law, Social Media | Tagged: attorney advertising, attorney misconduct, California Rules of Professional Conduct, disclaimer, ethical violations, extra-judicial statements, social media, terms of service | 5 Comments »
In a recent Florida case, the plaintiff lost $80,000 of settlement proceeds he had received on his employment discrimination claim after his daughter spilled the beans on Facebook. Breaching the confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement—and getting caught at it—is frighteningly easy in the age of social media. Continue reading →
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Settlement Negotiation, Social Media | Tagged: breach of contract, case settlement, confidentiality agreement, confidentiality clause, confidentiality provision, Facebook, nondisclosure agreements, settlement agreement, social media | 2 Comments »