A court recently found that one restaurant company39s internet and social media policy for employees overstepped its rights

A court recently found that one restaurant company's internet and social media policy for employees overstepped its rights.

Court ruling, Senate bill pave way for more negative online reviews

Restaurant operators’ legal rights to protect their online reputation continue to shrink. • See more Social Media articles

The rules that govern a restaurant’s ability to fend off from negative online reviews and comments are changing, and not in ways that favor the owner.

The latest wrinkle: You can’t fire employees who publicly gripe about their job on Facebook, even if they’ve agreed to a policy that says that’s what will happen if they do.

Also in the works: One still-legal way restaurants have to squelch negative consumer reviews on sites like Yelp may disappear if the “Consumer Revie

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