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NBC10 Philadelphia reports here that a corrections officer in  New Jersey mocked George Floyd’s death as protesters marched past. Jason Avant, a former wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, shared a video of it on Instagram (NSFW). Continue reading

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Amazingly, this piece of cloth creates so much civil unrest right now. But, this isn’t a blog post about whether individuals should have to wear face masks in public, at work, or other local businesses.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a social media firing post. So, this is about a worker that took his distaste for facemasks too far on Facebook. Plus, it’s a reminder about how your business should respond. Continue reading

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When it comes to employees getting fired for their social media use, the Mount Rushmore of platforms claiming these victims is Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.

But, let’s talk a little bit about TikTok.

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Raymond Wambsgans from Akron Ohio, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

At dinner the other night, someone asked me what I did for a living. So, I told that person that I’m a blogger dammit and people respect me for it an employment lawyer.

She responded with words to the effect of, “When are employees going to learn that there is no such thing as free speech?”

Amen. Continue reading

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A few weeks ago, the great folks at ERE Media invited me to speak at the ERE Recruiting Conference in Washington, DC about what happens when you learn that one of your recruits has done something on social media that doesn’t mesh well with the culture of the company.

No, diversity and inclusion do not mean rounding out the team by hiring someone who posts her Halloween blackface photos on Instagram. Continue reading

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