Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. MySpace. YouTube. Blogs. Email. Texts. Social media in the workplace has become a fact of life for employers. Companies are learning that these once feared social media sites can be powerful marketing and positioning tools, but also provide an open door for risk. Employees can post or write things in these media that create liability for their company or firm, cause public relations problems, or damage profits.
Some companies have reacted to these threats by shutting down employee access to these social networking tools in the workplace. Kaufman & Canoles believes that this is not only unnecessary and counterproductive, but also fails to address the problems that can be caused by employees posting to these sites, and writing personal emails and texts, on their own time.
Although there is no perfect solution, there are tools that employers can use to preserve the power of these media while limiting the employer’s liability and avoiding hits to the bottom line. This complimentary webinar will discuss developments in this rapidly-evolving field of employment law, and will offer recommendations for developing and enforcing workable and practical policies for employee use of social media in the workplace. Questions from the audience will be accepted and answered in real time.
Daniel F. Basnight, Esq.
Frank A. Edgar Jr., Esq.
Laura Geringer Gross, Esq.