We have all read, relied upon or at least considered online reviews … you know, the ratings, stars or “opinions” that represent a person’s experience with a product or service. Healthcare consumers frequently use these reviews to evaluate which hospital … Read More
Do you use social media to conduct a social media “reference check” on your applicants? It is likely that you are one of the 91% of employers which admit to using social media to screen applicants via Facebook, LinkedIn and … Read More
You all know that sharing patient information on social media can result in legal liability, whether you are talking about HIPAA, state privacy laws, or state medical record laws. But do your employees really understand the importance of protecting patient … Read More
For the second installment of our series on five key social media questions all health care employers should consider, we explore the ins and outs of monitoring an employee’s online activity.
At some point you may be faced with a … Read More
Leveraging social media is critical to the success of any business today – especially for health care organizations. Patients use social media as another source for “word of mouth” referrals – to find and comment about their experiences with doctors, … Read More
A fight over control of a legal blog has spilled into Federal Court with allegations of unfair competition, infringement, and conspiracy.
Law firm Stites & Harbison, PLLC sued three former attorneys in a Kentucky federal court (Stites & Harbison, … Read More
Today is the fifth installment in our series on actions that employers can take to prevent employee theft of trade secrets, and this installment focuses on employee social media use.
Social media presents unique challenges related to the protection of … Read More
Are your LinkedIn contacts yours or your employer’s? Are they confidential? Could they even be considered trade secrets? While we do not yet know the answer to these important questions, we may be one step closer because of a recent … Read More
In an August 22, 2014 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that employees engaged in protected concerted activity by posting and “liking” on Facebook, continuing the NLRB’s trend of adopting expansive interpretations of what constitutes protected concerted activity … Read More