Nearly everyone has become a part of the social media phenomenon that includes Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other websites. The growth of social media has been staggering. However, along with that growth comes new legal risks, including employment issues, which we haven’t seen before.

As you may know, in fall 2009, we published a social media white paper on United States law entitled:  Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon. As a result of the overwhelming response that we received from clients and colleagues around the globe, we published a second edition of the white paper in spring 2010 that included a chapter on employment practices that may arise from the use of social media in the United States and Europe.

We continue to receive overwhelming interest in social media issues relating to employment; therefore, we recently released a third edition of the white paper that addresses employment issues that could arise in France.

Click here for the new edition, and please bookmark the webpage to be sure to receive ongoing revisions to the white paper.