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4 Tips for Checking Facebook at Work

Whether you’re online all day or hop onto Facebook on your work computer just to quickly peruse your newsfeed, lawmakers are cracking down, as per a piece on U.S. News & World Report,

Social media privacy laws have been introduced or they’re pending in 35 states, says the National Conference of State Legistlators. That’s not all — since this past January, five states (Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Washington), implemented legislation that makes it prohibitive for employers to access employees’ social media passwords.

That said, there are some loopholes. For instance, per the piece there’s a new law in Utah that allows employers to request employees’ passwords for Facebook or Twitter when the tech device has been supplied by or paid for by the company. Whether it was paid by the employer in whole or in part, the law still applies. Read more

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Tracking Sensors in Workplace Present Productivity Data & Privacy Issues

Big Brother invasion or simply big business? You be the judge.

As more and more employers ask their employees to wear tracking sensors on their clothing (yes, it’s just what you think it is to track your movement), they’re actually compiling compelling data in the process.

According to a piece in The Wall Street Journal, researchers found that productivity surged at one specific tech company when workers ate at tables designed for 12 people instead of four.

In another situation, a bank call center moved to group breaks instead of individual ones and productivity increased by 10 percent. Read more