Employment Law

Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace

Presented by Jonathan Hyman
Recorded on: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Duration: 90 minutes
Prerequisites: None
CE Credits: 1.5 HRCI Credits awarded upon completion
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Social media has only increased in importance and influence since 2010, when the founder of Facebook was named Time’s 2010 Person of the Year. In fact, 2011 could be called “The Year of Social Media and HR,” as social media permeates every aspect of today’s HR functions — from hiring, managing and firing employees, to engaging in litigation with employees who take social networking too far.

In this 90-minute webinar, learn about cutting-edge issues in the evolving and ever-changing universe of social media, and how the use of social media impacts your HR practices from an employment law perspective. Discussion points include how to legally use social media to recruit, how to manage employees' privacy expectations, how to use social media to your advantage in litigation and how to train your employees in the appropriate use of this crucial workplace tool.

You’ll Learn:

  • What is, and is not, appropriate online fodder for evaluating candidates?
  • What is the proper use of social media by employees, both on and off duty?
  • For what reasons can employers terminate employees for their online activities?
  • When is social media discoverable in employment disputes?

Who Should Attend:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Hiring Managers
  • In-House Labor and Employment Counsel
  • Business Managers and Supervisors
  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • College/Employment Placement Officers

Don't forget! Select our NEW publication: Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace with our webinar and receive 15% off the print publication. This new publication walks HR professionals through everything they need to know about social media in the workplace:

  • Provides a comprehensive examination of the opportunities and risks of social media
  • Saves time with a model social media policy that you can adapt to your own needs, allowing you to form the best plan for your organization
  • Discusses the use of social media and how it intersects with various anti-discrimination laws and obligations
  • Assists in discovering crucial information that can make or break an employment case
Jonathan Hyman
Jonathan T. Hyman is a partner in the Labor & Employment and Litigation Groups at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, one of the preeminent business law firms in Cleveland, Ohio.  He applies his 15 years' experience to provide proactive and cost-effective solutions to solve employers' workforce problems.  Jon is also the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer's Law Blog (www.ohioemployerlawblog.com), which the American Bar Association commended as one of the top five labor and employment blogs in the country for 2010 and one of the top 100 legal blogs overall.  He also serves as a frequent source for the local and national media on employment law issues, having been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain's Cleveland Business, Inside Counsel and Lawyer's USA.  Super Lawyers named Jon an Ohio Rising Star in the area of Employment Law for 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

CE Credits:
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