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Dealing with Pokémon GO at Work – A Guide for Irish Employers

In Employment Law Compliance, Policies and Procedures, Social Media,

Virtual reality games like Pokémon GO are increasingly raising concerns for employers about productivity and safety.  The groundbreaking smartphone app, Pokémon GO, has undoubtedly become a craze across Ireland and beyond. The app allows players to explore the real world with their smartphones in the hunt for virtual Pokémon characters. A recent Forbes poll shows that 69% of Pokémon GO …

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Social Networking: A Minefield for Employers!

In Bullying and Harassment, Cyber Bullying, Grievance and Disciplinary, Policies and Procedures, Social Media, Uncategorized, Workplace Investigations,

Social media networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Instagram have become major and influential social communication tools. According to a recent social media and employment survey carried out by William Fry Solicitors, 81% of Irish employees’ access social media sites while at work – with the average worker spending approximately 56 minutes per day on such sites.  These …