Workplace Social Media Issues: Strategies to Protect Your Organization and Employees!

Navigating the Legal Landscape of Social Media in the Workplace!

Instructor :
Bob Oberstein

Webinar ID:
16624

Date: AUG 14, 2024 (WED)

Start Time: 10 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Duration: 90 Mins.

What you will learn

    • Define Various Types And Uses Of Professional Social Media.
    • Importance Of Robust, Compliant Workplace Social Media Policies.
    • Align Social Media Policy With Legal And Organizational Requirements.
    • Apply Policies Across Unionized, Non-Unionized, And All Sectors..
    • Address First Amendment, NLRA, FLSA, And ….
    • Define Various Types And Uses Of Professional Social Media.
    • Importance Of Robust, Compliant Workplace Social Media Policies.
    • Align Social Media Policy With Legal And Organizational Requirements.
    • Apply Policies Across Unionized, Non-Unionized, And All Sectors..
    • Address First Amendment, NLRA, FLSA, And Publicity Rights Concerns.
    • Discuss Intellectual Property Issues: Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets.
    • Draft Clear Social Media Policies Using Plain Versus Legal Language.
    • Manage Social Media Recruitment, Password Security, And Digital Legacy.
    • Create And Enforce Moderation, Take-Down, And Monitoring Policies

Course Description

Social media in the workplace goes far beyond occasional distractions—it poses complex legal and operational challenges that can impact your organization’s reputation and compliance posture.

Join our upcoming webinar to ensure your social media strategies are foolproof and effective. Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • Comprehensive Social Media Policies: Are your policies up-to-date and comprehensive? Learn how to align them with federal regulations such as the National Labor Relations Act (Section 7 Rights), state and local labor laws, and the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines.
    • Employee Rights and Training: Does your social media policy safeguard employee rights including confidentiality and the First Amendment right to freedom of speech? Discover the importance of training employees on policy application to prevent misuse.
    • Intellectual Property and Legal Compliance: Are you protecting your copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property adequately? We’ll cover the essentials of compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act when recruiting through social media.
    • Operational Protocols: Who owns an employee’s social media accounts and what happens upon their exit? Learn about creating effective “take down” protocols to handle content that may harm your organization.
    • Recruitment and Social Media: Utilize social media effectively and legally in your recruitment process without compromising on compliance or ethical standards.

If you’re unsure about the answers to these critical questions, this webinar is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge to develop a robust social media framework that protects both your organization and its stakeholders.

Join Now!

Social media in the workplace goes far beyond occasional distractions—it poses complex legal and operational challenges that can impact your organization’s reputation and compliance posture.

Join our upcoming webinar to ensure your social media strategies are foolproof and effective. Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • Comprehensive Social Media Policies: Are your policies up-to-date and comprehensive? Learn how to align them with federal regulations such as the National Labor Relations Act (Section 7 Rights), state and local labor laws, and the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines.
    • Employee Rights and Training: Does your social media policy safeguard employee rights including confidentiality and the First Amendment right to freedom of speech? Discover the importance of training employees on policy application to prevent misuse.
    • Intellectual Property and Legal Compliance: Are you protecting your copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property adequately? We’ll cover the essentials of compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act when recruiting through social media.
    • Operational Protocols: Who owns an employee’s social media accounts and what happens upon their exit? Learn about creating effective “take down” protocols to handle content that may harm your organization.
    • Recruitment and Social Media: Utilize social media effectively and legally in your recruitment process without compromising on compliance or ethical standards.

If you’re unsure about the answers to these critical questions, this webinar is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge to develop a robust social media framework that protects both your organization and its stakeholders.

Join Now!

Why you should attend

Social media policies in the workplace often seem straightforward—requiring employees to be respectful, professional, and discreet. Yet, the simplicity of these policies can be deceiving.

    • Are you navigating the minefield of social media compliance confidently, or are you just one post away from a PR disaster?
    • How well does your policy integrate the nuances of the First Amendment and employee privacy?
    • Is your team prepared to handle social media crises swiftly and legally?

This webinar is essential for understanding the complexities and legal pitfalls of social media use:

    • Common Policy Missteps: Although policies typically mandate professionalism and confidentiality, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) might view such mandates as Unfair Labor Practices—even in non-union settings. We’ll discuss how seemingly benign requirements can conflict with labor laws.
    • Broad Legal Implications: A single error in social media policy enforcement can lead to violations of multiple legal frameworks, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Federal Trade Commission regulations, state and local laws, and privacy statutes.
    • Preventive Strategies: Learn how to craft policies that respect employee rights while safeguarding your organization’s interests. We’ll provide insights into the legal nuances of social media in the workplace and effective compliance strategies.
    • Critical Updates: Stay informed about the latest guidance from the National Labor Relations Board and other regulatory bodies to ensure your social media policies are both effective and lawful.

Attending this webinar is crucial for anyone responsible for drafting, implementing, or overseeing social media and related policies in the workplace.

Ensure your organization remains compliant and protected in this rapidly evolving legal landscape.

Enroll Now!

Social media policies in the workplace often seem straightforward—requiring employees to be respectful, professional, and discreet. Yet, the simplicity of these policies can be deceiving.

    • Are you navigating the minefield of social media compliance confidently, or are you just one post away from a PR disaster?
    • How well does your policy integrate the nuances of the First Amendment and employee privacy?
    • Is your team prepared to handle social media crises swiftly and legally?

This webinar is essential for understanding the complexities and legal pitfalls of social media use:

    • Common Policy Missteps: Although policies typically mandate professionalism and confidentiality, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) might view such mandates as Unfair Labor Practices—even in non-union settings. We’ll discuss how seemingly benign requirements can conflict with labor laws.
    • Broad Legal Implications: A single error in social media policy enforcement can lead to violations of multiple legal frameworks, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Federal Trade Commission regulations, state and local laws, and privacy statutes.
    • Preventive Strategies: Learn how to craft policies that respect employee rights while safeguarding your organization’s interests. We’ll provide insights into the legal nuances of social media in the workplace and effective compliance strategies.
    • Critical Updates: Stay informed about the latest guidance from the National Labor Relations Board and other regulatory bodies to ensure your social media policies are both effective and lawful.

Attending this webinar is crucial for anyone responsible for drafting, implementing, or overseeing social media and related policies in the workplace.

Ensure your organization remains compliant and protected in this rapidly evolving legal landscape.

Enroll Now!

Course Agenda

    • Understanding Social Media: Define the various types and applications of social media in a professional context.
    • Essential Social Media Policies: Explore the significance of having a robust social media policy and its impact on workplace dynamics.
    • Legal Compliance: Ensure your social media policy is in harmony with other organizational policies and legal requirements.
    • Social Media Across Different Work Environments: Discuss the application of social media policies in both unionized and non-unionized settings, including public and private sectors.

Key Legal Considerations:

    • First Amendment: Understand the implications of freedom of speech in relation to social media.
    • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA): Examine how the NLRA influences social media policies.
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Consider the FLSA’s impact on social media practices.
    • Intellectual Property: Navigate issues related to copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
    • Right of Publicity: Address how social media interacts with the right of publicity laws.

Policy Crafting and Enforcement:

    • Policy Language: Compare the effectiveness of plain language versus legal jargon in policy drafting.
    • Moderation and Regulation: Develop effective blog and social media moderation policies.
    • Compliance with State Laws: Review relevant state statutes impacting social media use.
    • Security and Privacy: Manage social media account passwords and protect digital privacy.
    • Social Media Recruitment: Leverage social media for recruiting without legal pitfalls.
    • Digital Legacy: Define ownership and rights related to social media accounts and content post-employment.
    • Policy Enforcement: Create effective take-down policies and monitor social media activity to ensure compliance.

BONUS:

    1. PDF copy of the presentation handout for your future reference.
    2. Soft copy of the certificate of completion on request.
    3. Q&A Session with the Presenter: Get your pressing questions answered verbally, via chat or email
    • Understanding Social Media: Define the various types and applications of social media in a professional context.
    • Essential Social Media Policies: Explore the significance of having a robust social media policy and its impact on workplace dynamics.
    • Legal Compliance: Ensure your social media policy is in harmony with other organizational policies and legal requirements.
    • Social Media Across Different Work Environments: Discuss the application of social media policies in both unionized and non-unionized settings, including public and private sectors.

Key Legal Considerations:

    • First Amendment: Understand the implications of freedom of speech in relation to social media.
    • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA): Examine how the NLRA influences social media policies.
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Consider the FLSA’s impact on social media practices.
    • Intellectual Property: Navigate issues related to copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
    • Right of Publicity: Address how social media interacts with the right of publicity laws.

Policy Crafting and Enforcement:

    • Policy Language: Compare the effectiveness of plain language versus legal jargon in policy drafting.
    • Moderation and Regulation: Develop effective blog and social media moderation policies.
    • Compliance with State Laws: Review relevant state statutes impacting social media use.
    • Security and Privacy: Manage social media account passwords and protect digital privacy.
    • Social Media Recruitment: Leverage social media for recruiting without legal pitfalls.
    • Digital Legacy: Define ownership and rights related to social media accounts and content post-employment.
    • Policy Enforcement: Create effective take-down policies and monitor social media activity to ensure compliance.

BONUS:

    1. PDF copy of the presentation handout for your future reference.
    2. Soft copy of the certificate of completion on request.
    3. Q&A Session with the Presenter: Get your pressing questions answered verbally, via chat or email

Who is this course for

Everybody Benefits from Watching This. Even Better When Done as a Group!

    • HR Professionals
    • Employee Relations
    • Labor Relations
    • Attorney’s
    • Union Officers/Representatives/Stewards
    • All levels of Law Enforcement or Security Staff.
    • CEO
    • Senior Vice President
    • Vice President
    • Executive Director
    • Managing Director
    • Manager and Team Leaders

Everybody Benefits from Watching This. Even Better When Done as a Group!

    • HR Professionals
    • Employee Relations
    • Labor Relations
    • Attorney’s
    • Union Officers/Representatives/Stewards
    • All levels of Law Enforcement or Security Staff.
    • CEO
    • Senior Vice President
    • Vice President
    • Executive Director
    • Managing Director
    • Manager and Team Leaders

Instructor Profile

Bob Oberstein is uniquely qualified with over 50 years of labor relations experience on both sides of the table in both the private and public sectors, where he conducted countless investigations. Bob also served as the Director of the Labor Management Relations program at Ottawa University in Phoenix, where he additionally acted as Ombudsman for all student, faculty, and staff complaints, often involving internal investigations. Bob has several ....

Bob Oberstein is uniquely qualified with over 50 years of labor relations experience on both sides of the table in both the private and public sectors, where he conducted countless investigations. Bob also served as the Director of the Labor Management Relations program at Ottawa University in Phoenix, where he additionally acted as Ombudsman for all student, faculty, and staff complaints, often involving internal investigations. Bob has several published articles to his credit, in addition to his arbitration awards, and has also been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Furthermore, Bob served on several boards, commissions, and panels where he participated in resolving or adjudicating a variety of workplace issues across multiple industries. In all these roles, as both mediator and arbitrator, Bob often reviewed investigations to determine their proper execution and merit.

Additionally, he has qualified as an MD-110 investigator for Title VII and other discrimination-related charges, and is a “Lifetime Certificate Holder” of the Association of Workplace Investigators. Moreover, Bob earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University’s School of Law.

Bob continues to serve the labor management community and other groups as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Facilitator, Investigator, Trainer, and Educator. Further details about Bob’s unique qualifications can be found on his LinkedIn profile at Linkedin.com/in/boberstein.

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