Social Media in the Workplace: NLRB’s Increased Scrutiny on Employers’ Social Media Policies
The emergence and evolution of social media in the past years has greatly influenced businesses and organizations on how they conduct business and how their employees share information effortlessly. This phenomenon opened numerous opportunities for companies and their businesses. However, along with these opportunities are the rising uncertainties within the context of employment.
In order to maximize the advantages offered by social media and minimize potential risks and pitfalls, it is highly necessary for companies to equip themselves with the best platforms, mull on various legal considerations and implement corporate policies compliant with applicable laws.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals of employees’ use of Social Media. Speakers will highlight the emerging trends and developments of this remarkable topic. They will also discuss the various issues critical to employers such as applicable regulations, labor and employment law implications, and ethical considerations. They will present their expert thoughts and opinions on how to best establish an effective social media policy.
Key topics include:
- NLRB Guidance on Social Media in the Workplace
- Social Media - Legal Issues
- Significance of Social Media in Communication
- Policies in Addressing Ownership of Social Media Accounts
- Potential Risks and Pitfalls
- Recent Court Decisions Involving Social Media in the Workplace
Dean J. Schaner, Partner
Holland & Knight LLP
- Introduction to Social Media
- Social Media Landscape
- NLRB's Involvement with Social Media Issues
- Handbooks and Policies Found Unlawful by the NLRB
- Disciplinary Action Associated With Social Media Activity
- NLRB Process
Daniel P. Murphy, Partner
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
- What are the courts saying about social media issues?
- The use of social media in hiring and monitoring
- Specifics considerations for social media policies
- Social media policy tips
- Social media sample policy
Who Should Attend:
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Lawyers specializing in Social Media Laws
- HR Personnel
- In-House Counsel
- Top Level Management
Dean Schaner is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s Houston office. He has practiced employment and labor law for more than 27 years and represents employers in all aspects of unfair competition, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), wrongful termination, and tort and contract claims arising out of employment relationships. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers for his work.
Dean Schaner is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s Houston office. He has practiced employment and labor law for more …
Dan Murphy has been practicing labor law with the firm since 1978. Four years prior to that, he practiced labor law in the private sector in Neenah, Wisconsin and in the public sector as City Attorney for Neenah, Wisconsin. Dan has extensive experience in collective bargaining, arbitration, labor board matters, litigation and union organizing activity. Dan has conducted numerous training programs and seminars for members of upper, middle and front line management on subjects including employee motivation, evaluation and discipline, documentation of employee conduct, application of the Family Medical Leave Act and Americans With Disabilities Act in the workplace, sexual harassment and practical ways on maintaining a union-free status in the workplace as well as managing in a collective bargaining environment. Dan has conducted seminars in London, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal comparing the United States Labor and Employment Laws with those of England and Canada.
Dan Murphy has been practicing labor law with the firm since 1978. Four years prior to that, he practiced labor …
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About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP offers a wider lens on workplace law. The firm has counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 15 states, Constangy is one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S. Constangy holds a national Tier 1 ranking from the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey, and has been called a “go to” law firm by Corporate Counsel and Fortune magazine. Many of the firm’s more than 170 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubbell. Find out more about Constangy online at www.constangy.com or follow the firm on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.