Webinar Labor and Employment Law Issues Related to Social Networking

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 90 Minutes

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Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , certificate ,Q/A and 90 mins Live Webinar


Employers who use social media will find that they may be violating rules under the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulations from the Federal Trade commission, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Health Insurance and Portability Act, and state security requirements, and many other laws. 

Disciplining employees for their comments on social media can be a minefield. Not disciplining employees for their comments on social media can be a minefield. What is an employer to do?

Courts and administrative agencies are finally handing down decisions that address these legal concerts. The decisions are specific to social media, including variations by industry. This webinar will cover all of the legal issues and the decisions being made, and how to make sure your policies, actions, are in compliance.

Areas Covered

•      Identification of social media
•      Why social networking has become the human resource professional's latest friend
•      Why social networking has become the human resource professional's latest enemy
•      The National Labor Relations Board's position on disciplining employees for statement made on social networking sites
•      The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's position on social networking
•      The Federal Trade Commission's guidelines regarding businesses using social media for endorsement purposes
•      What GINA says about social networking and obtaining employees' genetic information
•      When employee statements can violate HIPAA
•      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
•      How to protect your company's reputation from the disgruntled ex-employee who takes to social networking sites for revenge

Who will Benefit

•      Human Resource Professionals
•      Business Owners
•      Risk Managers
•      Those Responsible for Compliance with Sarbanes Oxley

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to Get:

•    1.5 HRCI-approved hours
•    Live question and answer session
•    Copy of speaker's presentation slides
•    Certficate

Speaker Profile

Susan Fahey Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University Of Tennessee School Of Law since 1985. She is a shareholder in a firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group and works from the firm's Gulf Coast office. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A., 1982) and the University Of Tennessee School Of Law (J.D., 1985). Ms. Desmond is a member of the Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Colorado Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Federal and American (member, Labor and Employment Law Section; past chair, Labor Committee; Executive Council Coordinator, Young Lawyers Section; member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section; member, Emerging Issues Committee) Bar Associations. Ms. Desmond has served as a director for both The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association.

She is a former secretary of the Mississippi Women's Lawyers Association. Ms. Desmond was named the 1997-98 Outstanding Young Lawyer in Mississippi and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, MidSouth Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law sections.

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