March 27, 2014 Continuing Legal Education
#You’reFired @Will: Social Media and Employment Law
Employees talk about everything on social media. Their supervisors. Their clients. The pitch they worked on all night. While many of these comments are harmless, some violate workplace rules or threaten company interests.
But disciplining employee social media communications is not as easy as it sounds - even in "employment at will" situations. State and federal law protects certain types of online speech. In addition to the subject matter of the comments, you have to consider where and when the employee posted, and other factors. A mistake in discipline can put you in legal hot water.
To help HR professionals and lawyers at media and entertainment companies draft social media policies and discipline properly, Frankfurt Kurnit's Wendy Stryker will lead the presentation on March 27th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Topics include:
- Laws governing employee social media communications
- When Facebook, Twitter and other social media posts are protected
- Recent decisions on social media-based employment terminations
- Distinguishing off-duty conduct from on-duty conduct
- Weighing disciplinary action
- Avoiding retaliation claims
- Elements of a legal and effective social media policy
And much more
This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional/transitional)).