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Social Media in the Workplace: How Prepared Are You?
Developing a policy is the first step...
Increased use of electronic communication and social media in the workplace has created new concerns and questions for both public and private employers. Now more than ever employers are realizing the importance of creating and implementing a social media policy that not only addresses the dos and don'ts of social media, but that supports their business objectives and reflects their company culture. Our team of social media attorneys regularly advise and assist clients in all areas of policy drafting, implementation and enforcement.
Providing training is the next step...
Equally important to creating a social media policy is communicating the policy to employees, both management and staff, and providing training. Our team of skillful trainers offer custom training on the unique issues presented by electronic communication and social media, including but not limited to:
- The laws governing social media use in the workplace: managing the reasonable expectation of privacy, the First Amendment, and the Stored Communications Act (18 U.S.C. 2701)
- The employment relationship: the dos and don'ts of using social media in the hiring, firing, and disciplining of employees
- Wage and hour issues: how best to avoid claims
- Social media litigation: the ever present threat of litigation and what employers need to be aware of