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Whose Right Is It? Legal Ramifications of Social Media in the Workplace

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Whose Right Is It? Legal Ramifications of Social Media in the Workplace

Whose Right Is It? Legal Ramifications of Social Media in the Workplace

Do your workplace privacy policies cover employee monitoring and social media activity? Learn what you need to include to accommodate changing technology and the challenges facing multi-state employers. Workplace privacy compliance used to mean telling employees that they had no expectation of privacy in the office or on the company email system, keeping medical information separate and protecting social security numbers. No more. Obtaining, using and protecting information about employees has become a new form of information governance with its own patchwork of rules that is as complex in its own way as protection of customer data. This topic helps the persons responsible for developing and implementing policies that govern employee monitoring, social media activity, use of company and employee owned devices to assess their risks and develop policies that can accommodate changing technology and the challenges facing multi-state employers. Failure to have updated policies can leave employers at the mercy of archaic laws that never contemplated today’s workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the general sources of privacy protection available to employees.
  • You will be able to discuss the privacy topics to address in your employee manual.
  • You will be able to explain how new technologies are being used to monitor employees.
  • You will be able to recognize when you can access an employee’s social media activity and how it can (or can’t) be used in employment decisions.

  • Who should attend?

    This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits managers, payroll professionals, controllers, CFOs, accountants, personnel managers, compensation managers, compliance managers, business owners, office managers and attorneys.

    Training content

    • Overview of Workplace Privacy Issues, Employee Data Governance and Trends to Watch
    • Increasing Regulation at the State Level in Addition to Existing Protections Under State Constitutions
    • State and Local Regulation of Background Checks, Including Limits on Credit Checks and Criminal Records
    • Activity at the Federal LevelEmployer Rights to Monitor Employees on and off Premises and to Monitor Use of Company and Personally Owned Devices
    • Distinctions Between Company and Personally Owned Devices and What to Cover in BYOD and IT Resource Policies
    • Restrictions on Use of GPS, RFID and Other Monitoring Technologies
    • Lifestyle Laws - State Law and NLRA Protection of After-Hours Activity – and Where to Draw the Line
    • Use of Artificial Intelligence Software to Monitor Employee Satisfaction and Identify Job-Hunters
    • Biometrics, Wearables and the Internet of ThingsIt's a Social World
    • State Laws Regulating Social Media Use
    • NLRB Policies and Enforcement Activity Regarding Workplace Social Media Activity
    • When Social Media Can Help You and When It Can Give You Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Cases
    • Protecting Your Social Media Assets and Creating Compliant Policies
    • New Law on Employee Rights to Discuss and Share Compensation InformationEmployer Obligations Regarding Employee Health Information (Non-HIPAA)
    • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act ("GINA"): Latest Guidance on Wellness Programs
    • Protection of Employee Health Information


    The cost of this Whose Right Is It? Legal Ramifications of Social Media in the Workplace live webinar is $0 per participant.
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