Arizona Republic:  Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace are great ways to communicate, but the legalities are  uncertain when employers monitor or restrict what employees say about employers online.

Valley attorneys say employers have the right to monitor and restrict employees’ social networking posts related to their business, including disciplining and terminating employees for negative posts via Arizona’s employment laws. But those same lawyers also caution that pursuing restrictive social networking policies can open a Pandora’s box of public relations and legal problems, including privacy and discrimination lawsuits.