Facebook Firing: What You Need to Know About Firing Employees for Facebook or Other Social Media Posts

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 60 Minute

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Facebook Firing-HR Webinar


Social Media has changed the face of the American workplace and employers are scrambling to respond. Yet this new means of communication has significant legal pitfalls that employers need to understand and protect against. The NLRB has taken a very agressive stance against employers that terminate employees because of what they do or say on Facebook. The NLRB has alleged that many employers who fire employees for Facebook activity have violated the National Labor Relations Act by restricting protected Section 7 activity. The NLRB General Counsel has issued three memoranda in the last year advising employers on what Facebook Firing they consider to be unlawful. In addition to the NLRA, there are numerous other laws and legal perils that employers need to be concerned about when terminating employees for social media activity. Join us for this informative and cutting-edge live webinar on what you need to know before you terminate employees for comments they post on social media sites (Facebook Firing).

Areas Covered

What You Will Learn in this Live On-Line HR Webinar:

•      What actions you can lawfully take to terminate employees for what they say on social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
•      Recent action by the NLRB against employers who have terminated employees for what they post on social media sites
•      Recent case law when employers have terminated employees for comments on Facebook and MySpace
•      Analysis of state laws that prohibit terminations for lawful off-duty conduct
•      What constitutes lawful off-duty conduct
•      How to protect your organization from these legal pitfalls

Who will Benefit

•     HR Professionals
•     In-House Counsel
•     Managers
•     Business Owners

Industries who can attend

This 60 minute online course is intended for professionals in the all Industry. 

Speaker Profile

Melissa Fleischer, Esq.

Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR advisor, having utilized her 20 years of law practice experience specializing in employment discrimination litigation to form HR Learning Center LLC, an HR consulting firm that specializes in providing workplace solutions to employers on a wide range of legal and human resource management issues. Ms. Fleischer provides preventative counseling and proactive training on a wide-range of employment law issues to help employers achieve legal compliance and reduce litigation costs, Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. Ms. Fleischer has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms Fleischer was previously associated with Epstein Becker & Green in NYC.

Through HR Learning Center, Ms. Fleischer provides on-site training seminars and on-line training webinars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues including sexual harassment, disabilities, diversity, discrimination, workplace violence, employee use of social media, job descriptions, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, FLSA misclassification and independent contractor status, information privacy and security, and HR records management. She also offers compliance training on the major employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, including exempt and non-exempt worker classifications and the National Labor Relations Act. She presents seminars, leads webinars and workshops, and is a frequent lecturer on these and other HR management and legal topics.

Ms. Fleischer served as a chapter editor for the Family and Medical Leave Act Treatise, published by the Bureau of National Affairs. She also s

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