Michael Wilhelm Discusses Social Media in Twin Cities Business Magazine

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November 8, 2012

Michael Wilhelm recently contributed to Twin Cities Business Magazine’s article, “What’s Your Policy on Social Media?” (November 2012). The article discusses the ubiquity of social media and the resulting importance for companies to create and implement clear social media policies for employees. Wilhelm comments that an essential aspect of a social media policy is its continuity with a company’s other employment policies. He says, “To the extent the employer has an anti-discrimination policy, an ethics policy, a confidentiality policy, those sorts of things should be incorporated…I think it’s important to make clear that the standards that the employer expects of the employee in the physical world are also true in the digital world.” 

The full article is available to be viewed here

Wilhelm is an associate in Briggs and Morgan’s Employee, Benefits and Labor Section. He regularly writes about employment law issues for Briggs and Morgan’s employment law blog, MinnesotaEmployer.com. He has represented clients in federal and state courts regarding matters of discrimination, harassment, accommodation of disabilities, enforcement of non-compete agreements and negligence claims. He also regularly advises and counsels employers on complex matters, including compliance with the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Michael was named “Attorney of the Year” in 2010. He joined Briggs in 2007.