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Employee Handbook
Schultes Precision Manufacturing, Inc.
You Are Encouraged to Show Respect
The Company cannot force or mandate respectful and courteous activity by employees on social media during nonworking time. However, everyone should be aware of the negative impact comments of this nature can have on the workplace and relationships with others. In addition, please keep in mind that you may be more likely to resolve work-related disputes by speaking directly with your co-workers or by utilizing our Open Door Policy than by posting complaints to a social media outlet. Nevertheless, if you decide to post complaints or criticism, avoid using statements, photographs, video, or audio that reasonably could be viewed as unlawful, slanderous, threatening, or that might constitute unlawful harassment (as defined by our EEO policies). Examples of such conduct might include defamatory or slanderous posts meant to harm someone's reputation or posts that could contribute to a hostile work environment on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, national origin, religion, veteran status, or any other status or class protected by law or company policy.
Honesty and Accuracy
You should understand that honesty and accuracy are important when posting information or news, and that it is good practice to correct a mistake quickly. You may want to be open about any previous posts you have altered. Remember that the Internet archives almost everything; therefore, even deleted postings often can be searched.
Posting Information
When posting information:
• Maintain the confidentiality of Company trade secrets and confidential Company- related commercially sensitive information (i.e. financial or sales records/reports, marketing or business strategies/plans, product development, customer lists, patents, trademarks, etc.).
• Do not create a link from your blog, website, or other social networking site to a Company website that identifies you as speaking on behalf of SPM.
• Never represent yourself as a spokesperson for SPM. If the Company is a subject of the content you are creating, do not represent yourself as speaking on the Company's behalf.
• Respect copyright, trademark, and similar laws and use such protected information in compliance with applicable legal standards.
Using Social Media at Work
Refrain from using social media while on your work time, unless it is work related as authorized by your manager or consistent with the Company Equipment Policy.

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