The Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace
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The Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace

Regulatory and Case Law Considerations for Employers' Social Media Policy Development
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Created by Mark Addington
Last updated 1/2015
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand potential legal liability and best practices relating to social media policy development.
Requirements
  • No specific documents or software is needed for this course.
Description

Did you know that social media posts may be protected by Federal Law and that firing an employee over their facebook posts could result in SEROUS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES?

This course is designed to help Small Business Owners, Human Resources and Marketing Executives understand some of the legal ramifications in dealing with workplace social media issues. Many businesses are adopting and enforcing policies that may create substantial liability. This course reviews a number of regulations, laws and cases that provide guidance for developing a sound social media policy.


Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for medium and small business executives, marketing and human resources executives seeking to understand the issues to be considered when developing social media policies for business.
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:16:19
+ Introduction
2 lectures 06:34

Welcome to the course! This lecture provides a framework for thinking about many of the issues we will examine during this course.

Preview 06:02

NOTICE: This program is offered for informational and educational purposes. Participation in this program does not create any form of attorney-client relationship.

Preview 00:32
+ Social Media Law and General Industry-Specific Regulations
1 lecture 09:52

A number of various governmental agencies have promulgated regulations that have been applied to social media communications. This lecture will provide a high-level summary of many of the ways in which social media is being regulated and applicable considerations.

Preview 09:52
+ Administrative Agency Cases (EEOC and NLRB)
4 lectures 35:01

The EEOC is starting to review potential illegal online conduct and the impact of social media concerning discrimination and retaliation issues.

The EEOC and Social Media
09:21

A review of important provisions within the National Labor Relations Act.

The NLRB and Social Media Policies
08:33

A review of the facts of the Triple Play case, where the NLRB decided issues relating to social media use and applicable workplace policy enforcement.

NLRB: The Triple Play Case
13:54

The NLRB's acting General Counsel released three memos in 2011 and 2012 detailing the results of investigations in dozens of social media cases. This lecture gives a general description of these memos and a link for each.

NLRB Memos on Social Media
03:13
+ Building Social Media Policies
3 lectures 24:52

A discussion of important considerations when developing a social media policy.

Social Media Policies
08:57

Based on current cases, this lecture reviews mistakes and problems that can arise when developing a social media policy.

What to avoid when crafting a Social Media Policy
10:38

This lecture discusses the types of provisions that should be considered when crafting a social media policy.

What to include when crafting a Social Media Policy
05:17
FINAL EXAM
6 questions