Workers' Comp: Legal Issues and Best Practices

Avoid legal risks of Twitter, Facebook, blogs, e-mail and more!

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?
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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.

Learn about the new risks created by the Information Age – and the best strategies to avoid them with Employees Online: How to Manage & Regulate Social Media at Work.

This session 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

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.

Pat DiDomenico
Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Employees Online fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid — no hassles, no questions asked.

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Employees Online
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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 National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Inside Counsel, and Lawyers USA. Jon was named a 2007 Ohio Rising Star Super Lawyer. He is also the author of Business Management Daily's Legal Workplace Blog.

Who Should Listen:

  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Executives
  • Office managers
  • Business owners

Credit Hours:

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

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