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  On Demand  Facebook Firing: Time to Update Your Social Media Policies
The Labor Board''s recent Connecticut decision only increases the anxiety level for employers. Can you or can''t you enforce a policy that bars employees from trash-talking their company or co-workers on social media web sites? Is it prudent to consider social media postings when screening job candidates or monitoring employee behavior?

This 90-minute seminar is designed to provide you with a solid foundation regarding social media and the workplace in the current legal environment.

The presenter has reviewed more than 100 workplace policies implemented by leading companies doing business in the U.S. You will receive policy creation guidelines, sample policies and case reviews of some of the better known cases in which employees have contested termination decisions involving social media activities.

Program Objectives:
  • Describe the four-part test to ascertain legality of employment policies by the NLRB.
  • Examine the legal limits of a social media policy.
  • Explain how far employers can go in regulating off-duty conduct.
  • Outline steps to drafting social media policies that work for your company.
  • Discuss how and when it is acceptable to monitor employee activities.
  • Analyze Genetic Information Non-Discrimination and explain what to do if you learn of medical conditions via social media.
  • State why providing unlimited on-the-job Internet access poses risks for your company.
Brent Ballow
  Brent Ballow has over 20 years of legal experience in labor and employee relation matters. He has successfully negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements, regularly giving advice on the Administration of those agreements and has been responsible for over 60 representation or decertification elections. He is a frequent speaker and trainer throughout the country on labor and employment issues including the ADA, the FMLA, and Privacy in the Workplace, Discrimination Laws and Labor Relations.

Brent Ballow has disclosed no relevant, real or apparent personal or professional financial relationships.
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