Social media has changed nearly everything about the world around us, often bringing people closer together, and (perhaps predictably) spawning a host of new legal questions. Some issues are new in this social media and technology era, such as the commercial use of location-based cellphone data or the rules for searches of electronic devices. In the employment context, however, social media has not necessarily created new claims but instead acted as a new platform for existing claims. As social media continues to grow, both employers and employees alike are being forced to take a fresh look at claims that have existed for years.
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