Do you know what to expect the day after a office holiday party?
Leftovers – of course! 🙂
Lots and lots of left overs.
Brownies and cookies at 9:00am? Sure! Why not? Everyone else is doing it. 😉
I’ve dubbed those Peanut Butter/Rice Krispie/ Chocolate Brownies CRACK they’re so good! You can find the recipe here, but I wouldn’t make a pan without expecting to eating a dozen brownies on your own. 🙂
This afternoon I had the opportunity to attend a lunch and learn with a few colleagues entitled Legal Ramifications of the Internet: What Every HR Professional Needs to Know.
Lunch was catered by TooJays.
I filled my plate with a little salad, fruit, potato salad, and a turkey wrap with spicy mustard.
The lunch and learn was very informative and I took a lot away to digest and think about.
Basically social media as we know it scares the crap out of companies just as much as it scares their employees. Anything said via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc by an employee can come back in legal action against a company which is why companies need to start taking action by implementing social media policies and monitoring employees’ social media usage.
I don’t nesscarily agree with companies completely monitoring employees’ social media efforts (some of the examples she gave I did not agree with) but it does make sense in cases of HIPAA, confidentiality, and insider trading.
I try not to say, tweet, or Facebook anything negative about my company or go into too much detail on what I do – which makes complete sense if I want to keep my job – but it never occurred to me that asking friends via Facebook or twitter to keep a co-worker in their prayers because she’s sick would be a violation of HIPAA.
There are still several cases making their way of the legal system food chain, so there aren’t many supreme court decisions on cases involving social media in the workplace, but we know they’re coming.
Truly fascinating stuff.