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Seminar: "Social Media, Employees and the Law"
From the 2012 ICCFA Annual Convention
In August 2011, the National Labor Relations Board issued a report presenting recent case developments related to social media, including text, audio, videos and podcasts. In particular, the report examined whether certain online comments or discussions could be considered "concerted activity” and thus protected under the National Labor Relations Act.
Attorney Harvey will discuss this report and other legal and legislative developments related to employee use of social media, including the use of company computers by employees for personal matters and how to handle online criticisms of the company, management, other employees or even competitors. He'll review potential liabilities and provide guidelines for developing company social media policies.
Harvey Lapin is an attorney practicing law with his own firm in Northbrook, Illinois. He also is of counsel to the firm of Sachs Sax Caplan in Boca Raton, Florida, which acts as general counsel to the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. He is general counsel to the Illinois Cemetery and Funeral Home Association and has provided legal services to numerous other state, local and national associations within the profession.
Any handouts from this presentation are included in the download or on the CD.