FROM THE HR EXPERTS AT HR SPECIALIST
Employees Online:
Social Media at Work
Avoid legal risks of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, e-mail and more!

 

 

 Sexy Photos Posted Online –
a Firing
Offense?

Today’s brave new world of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, Google and IMs has led to a scary new world for your organization.  Social media, e-mail and the Web are creating shocking new legal risks for U.S. employers:

  • A flight attendant is fired for posting risqué pictures of herself in uniform. She sues. Was that free speech? 
  • An IBM employee loses her disability benefits because the company says her joyful Facebook photos show she no longer suffers from major depression. Is that legal?
  • A job applicant is rejected after a Google search reveals a “brandishing weapons” conviction.  Did HR expose the company to a potential lawsuit?

Where’s the line between prudent monitoring and invasion of privacy?  Are sexy or violent postings mere “venting” – or a warning of workplace danger?  These are the problems that experts are debating … and that attorneys are litigating.

On May 20, learn about the new risks created by the Information Age – and the best strategies to avoid them – in an informative webinar presented by Business Management Daily: Employees Online.

This unique interactive event will provide you with definitive, practical answers to the challenges you’re dealing with, including:

  • The 5 reasons why you MUST put limits on employees’ blogs, Tweets and other social-media posts
  • When are employees' online postings considered free speech … and when are they libel? (A 5-question test will let you know)
  • Developing a workplace social media policy
  • How the National Labor Relations Act applies in the virtual world
  • Can you fire workers if they post embarrassing (but true) details about your company?
  • Internal AND external legal risks of social media
  • The 6 steps to safeguarding your organization against today’s online legal threats

In addition to providing an in-depth review of all these topics and more, John Coleman will also address all your questions in a comprehensive Q&A session.  Imagine what it would cost you to ask a lawyer these questions in his office!

And because this is a webinar, there is no limit to the number of attendees you can invite to sit in, including your HR team … top management … in-house AND outside counsel … and employees throughout the organization.

You owe it to your employees to provide a safe workplace, and to protect their rights to free speech and free expression.  But you’ve also got to protect your company’s reputation and trade secrets.  Employees Online provides detailed advice on how to do both – effectively and legally.  Register TODAY!

Sincerely,




Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

P.S. Free Bonus Gift. The first 50 people who sign up for this informative webinar will receive  Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook. With Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook you will fix the 10 disastrous mistakes found in almost every employee handbook and protect against today’s newest trends in litigation. A $29.95 value, FREE for our first 50 attendees.

P.P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Employees Online fails to meet your needs, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked.

Register Now!

Date: Thursday, May 20
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET

Credit Hours:
HRCI
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Early-Registration Bonus: Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook. When your employees throw the book at you, it will be the book you wrote! With Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook you will fix the 10 disastrous mistakes found in almost every employee handbook and protect against today’s newest trends in litigation.  A $29.95 value, FREE for our first 50 attendees.

Who should attend:
  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Executives
  • Office managers
  • Business owners
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line.

About the Speaker:
John J. ColemanJohn J. Coleman, Esq., is a partner at Burr & Forman LLP in the firm's Labor & Employment Law section. He writes, speaks and counsels clients on everything from personnel policies to regulatory compliance to emerging technology employment law issues. John's trial experience includes the successful defense of employers in more than 50 trials. John is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and was recognized by SuperLawyers in 2008 as among the top 50 lawyers in Alabama in all specialties. He's been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 1993, and in every edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Guide to Lawyers for Business since its inception. John received his law degree from Duke University School of  Law.

Pricing Options:
(unlimited number of participants)
Event only: $197
CD only: $197
Event + CD: $297

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