The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media Policy for Employers – Part 2 by Eric M. Brown, Esquire

The First Amendment and Governmental Entities   The First Amendment poses a special concern to governmental entities seeking to regulate comments and messages made by both the general public as well as public employees on social media platforms. These entities should identify the governmental interest(s) in support of any limitations the policy imposes on the…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Policies for Employers – Part 1 by Eric M. Brown, Esquire

Every employer should adopt a social media policy to govern employee use of both business and personal social media platforms. The importance of such policies has been highlighted by recent stories in news concerning the conduct of employees on social media, which show that even good employees sometimes post unprofessional or offensive comments. Prompt action…

Statutory Bidding Requirements – What Municipalities Should Know in 2017

The State of Pennsylvania recently released the updated bidding thresholds for contracts/purchases for 2017 which include: Contracts/purchases under $10,700 do not require quotes or a formal bid process (with a few exceptions); Contracts/purchases between $10,700 and $19,699 require the municipality to obtain three (3) telephone or written quotes; and Contracts/purchases of $19,700 and greater require…