Webinars & Seminars

EmployerLINC Webinar: When Social Media Throws Your Company a Curve Ball

By now, most employers know enough about the potential liabilities and ethical concerns associated with Facebook, Twitter, texting, blogging and other forms of social media to have developed and implemented a social media policy for company employees. But as with any evolving technology or trend, it’s often difficult to see what’s just around the corner, let alone anticipate all the risks. So what happens when social media throws your company a curve ball?

In this one-hour webinar, labor and employment attorneys Charlie Plumb and Natalie Ramsey and intellectual property attorney Ryan Lobato take a closer look at some of the more unique questions, concerns and issues raised by the increased use of social media in the workplace. For example, when can information gained from social media be used to make hiring and selection decisions? Is it wise to allow managers and supervisors to interact with subordinates through social media? How should management handle allegations of harassment or discrimination that arise from social media?

In addition to reviewing workplace social media trends and offering a checklist for the crafting and enforcement of an effective social media policy, this scenario-based webinar will also look at such issues as:

  • Avoiding FTC liability for astroturfing and averting civil liability for unfair competition or disparagement.
  • Preventing inadvertent disclosure of trade secrets or patentable information by employees.
  • Offensive and defensive tactics for preserving trademark rights in social media.
  • When whistle blowing meets social media. 
  • How to handle employee complaints communicated through social media.
  • New developments for union organizing and social media.
  • The employers’ right to monitor employees’ conduct and use of social media… both during and after work. 

Join us for the LIVE BROADCAST on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, from noon to 1pm CDT. There is no cost to participate. Please register at the link below to receive access information for the live broadcast as well as to sign up for HRCI credit, if interested. Registration closes at NOON on Tuesday, August 16th.

This program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Pre-registration is required to receive HRCI credit for this webinar. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

August 17, 2011, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM