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February 20th 2015

Not a day goes by without social media hitting the headlines in one way or another and it goes without saying that social media is now ever-present and ever-changing.

Society believes that an offender should be punished for their crime. However, it also recognises that once the punishment has been served, the offender should be rehabilitated back into society having served their “time”.

With immigration a key political issue ahead of the upcoming general election, businesses can often find themselves on the front line of the debate. Therefore, it is vital that they ensure their recruitment processes are in line with statutory requirements.

It is no secret that Facebook has provided a number of tools that make it a powerful device not just for individuals, but for businesses and brands as well, writes employment law partner Matthew Clayton.

LinkedIn now has over 347 million registered users, with two new users joining every second. Is it a ‘safe haven’ for employers who have to deal with the effects of social media in the workplace? Unfortunately not!

A significant majority of people have some form of social media involvement, whether that is through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or one of the many other platforms. It is often thought that personal tweets which do not mention the tweeter’s employer are ‘safe’. They are not. 

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