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.
Welcome to the course! This lecture provides a framework for thinking about many of the issues we will examine during this course.
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.
The EEOC is starting to review potential illegal online conduct and the impact of social media concerning discrimination and retaliation issues.
A review of important provisions within the National Labor Relations Act.
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.
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.
A discussion of important considerations when developing a social media policy.
Based on current cases, this lecture reviews mistakes and problems that can arise when developing a social media policy.
This lecture discusses the types of provisions that should be considered when crafting a social media policy.
I am an attorney representing businesses and focusing on employment and intellectual property issues. I also teach a wide array of legal and business topics to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Phoenix and Webster University.
Earlier in my career, I worked as a corporate trainer of management in both the hospitality and financial services industry prior to my legal career. As an attorney, I frequently present workshops and business training on business and employment law matters.
My legal practice focuses on representing businesses exclusively in Labor & Employment Law, Business Regulatory Compliance, Restrictive Covenants (Non-competition, Non-Solicitation, and Confidentiality), Wage & Hour, Privacy, Technology, Business Contracts, Intellectual Property and Mediation. I also represent and counsel businesses on discrimination law, disability law, employment contracts, employee benefits, union/management, minimum and overtime wages, sexual harassment, affirmative action, OSHA/safety, policy development, and regulatory compliance.