Social Networking: Legal Concerns for Employers in Employee Misbehavior & Conducting Background Checks

Instructor: Susan Fahey Desmond
Product ID: 702164
  • Duration: 90 Min

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This 90-minute webinar on workplace social networking will cover legal concerns for HR professionals arising out of employees posting inappropriate content on social networking sites, and in using social media for conducting background checks.

Why Should You Attend:

The rumor mill has taken on a whole new dimension. Employees can spread gossip within seconds on social networking sites. Employees can harm your company’s reputation very quickly due to what is said on such sites. Their statements, if inappropriate, could even get your company in trouble with the SEC if you are a publicly traded company.

Disciplining, however, could land your company with an unfair labor practice charge before the National Labor Relations Board. It could even land you in court. How do you protect your company from inappropriate postings? Can you use social networking sites yourself to conduct background checks? Are there legal ramifications of such a practice?

Attend this webinar to learn how the company can be held accountable for its employees posting inappropriate content on social networking sites, the legal concerns in disciplining such employee behavior and how HR professionals can be legally compliant in using social networking sites for background checks.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • Why social networking has become the human resource professional's latest friend?
  • Why social networking has become the human resource professional's latest enemy?
  • Legal concerns for failing to discipline for employees posting inappropriate content on social networking sites.
  • When employees' statements on social networking sites may be protected under the law such as the National Labor Relations Act?
  • When can a human resource professional use information on social networking sites in conducting background checks?
  • What policies you should consider to protect your company from inappropriate comments on social networking sites?
  • What are the legal concerns for a human resource professional in using social networking sites for background checks?
  • How to protect your company from the disgruntled ex-employee who takes to social networking sites for revenge?

Who will Benefit:

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to:

  • Human resource professionals
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • In-house counsel
  • Labor and Employment Law professionals
  • Business Owners

Instructor Profile:

Susan Fahey Desmond, is a partner in the New Orleans office of Jackson Lewis, a national labor and employment law firm with offices in 48 cities across the country. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for over 25 years. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by U.S. Chambers as one of America’s leading business lawyers.

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