Following high-profile cyber crime incidents, Jon Abbott investigates how HR can minimise the cyber threat, given that employees represent a significant risk.
In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week for tweeting what he later described was an "idiotic" joke about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new-born son, Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees' use of social media.
Updated to refer to Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd, in which an employee's derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook did not justify the withholding of notice pay.
In Elliott v RMS Cash Solutions Ltd, a Northern Ireland tribunal held that a cash transit firm fairly dismissed an employee whose Snapchat posts revealed a colleague's personal details. The posts increased the risk of "tiger kidnapping", which involves staff or their families being kidnapped to force staff to help commit a crime.
Technology has revolutionised the way many people organise their work and created a debate around employee status. But it is also increasingly used to campaign for better treatment and conditions in the workplace, argues Susie Al-Qassab - employment law partner at Hodge, Jones & Allen.
Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for "breach of trust" after a photograph was circulated on social media showing the employees apparently asleep on the floor at an airport crew room.
This week's Court of Appeal decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for a serious data breach by a disgruntled employee has got employers worried.
Glassdoor's employer reviews pose a challenge to organisations: use the forum as an opportunity for more engagement and increase transparency, or rely on traditional, more controlled ways of communicating with prospective candidates. Does it foster a more open culture or just another opportunity to offload on social media? Adam McCulloch reports.
Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, including a new section to explain how personal data will be handled during monitoring of mobile telephone use.
Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, including a new section to explain how personal data will be handled when monitoring the making of personal calls on work telephones.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee use of information and communication technology.