Employees Online: How to Manage & Regulate Social Media at Work

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

  • An employee is fired for posting risqué pictures of herself. 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 act wisely – or expose the company to a potential lawsuit?

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

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On Tuesday, July 1, learn about the new risks created by the Information Age – and the best strategies to avoid them – in an informative webinar: Employees Online.

This webinar 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 Board's new rulings are changing the rules 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, Jon Hyman 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 at one location.

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.

Sincerely,
Pat DiDomenico
Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

P.S. Early Registration Bonuses. 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 $39.95 value, exclusively for our first 50 attendees.

You'll also receive a members-only 30-day trial to HR Specialist: Premium Plus. This unique service allows you to conduct self-assessments of your HR needs … ask a top attorney your employment-law questions … and gain access to our archive of over 10,000 HR compliance articles. These benefits are available exclusively to Premium Plus members … but they’re all yours when you sign up for the webinar.

P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Employees Online fails to meet your needs, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked.

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Tuesday, July 1
1 to 2:15 p.m. ET

Pricing Options:

Access Every Business Management Daily webinar for one low price!

Webinar: $197
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & Download: $297

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 or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.


About Your Speaker:

Jonathan Hyman, Esq., a partner with Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz in Cleveland, concentrates his practice in the representation of companies in employment and labor disputes, and counseling companies on various employment issues. He has written and lectured extensively on myriad employment law issues, including the FMLA, sexual harassment, discrimination, wage-and-hour issues, and background checks. Jon has been regularly interviewed and quoted by the local and national media on employment matters, including The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine and Inside Counsel. He is also the author of Business Management Daily's Legal Workplace Blog and The Ohio Employer's Law Blog, which the ABA Journal just named one of the top 100 legal blogs for the fourth straight year. He is the editor of the books Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace and The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law.


Early Registration Bonus:

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 $39.95 value, exclusively for our first 50 attendees.



Extra Added Bonus:

You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" — your choice.


Credit Hours:

This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). "The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."


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