Employee Social Media Use: Potential Liability for Employers Who Attempt to Regulate It and Reasonable Expectations for Employees
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
This program will provide an overview of legislation prohibiting employers from seeking access to the social media accounts of current and prospective employees. The faculty will focus on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) guidance with respect to employer use of social media to make employment-related decisions. In addition, they will discuss the potential liability facing employers for failing to comply with such legislation and NLRB guidance.
The faculty will address common questions that arise with respect to employee use of social media while at work and/or an employee’s use of social media to discuss what has occurred while at work. Best practices for employers will be reviewed as well as reasonable expectations for employees with respect to their use of social media in the workplace.
• Understand the legislation regarding employer access to the social media accounts of employees or prospective employees.
• Learn about the potential liability that employers face for failing to comply with this new legislation.
• Find out what employees can reasonably expect with respect to their use of social media in the workplace.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Attorneys who practice in the labor and employment field; in-house counsel and human resource professionals tasked with hiring employees.
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of labor and employment law and social media.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.5 credits
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.5 credits (may vary based on from which jurisdiction requested)