Barbara E. Hoey, partner in the firm’s New York office and chair of the Labor and Employment practice group and Drew Chakeres, VP, Employment Law at Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
Crisis – A manager has just reported that one employee in his unit has made "threats" to a supervisor via Twitter and Facebook, and has now posted “confidential” information about the company’s business plans on his Facebook page. An hour later, a lawyer for the “threatened” employee calls and says his client is about to go to the police, and sue the company. Would you know what to do?
Social media and electronic communications are the biggest challenges facing most companies today. Eight states now have laws governing what you can access on employee pages, the NLRB is on a "mission" to regulate employer behavior, and federal legislation is likely.
Kelley Drye will cover these and other similar topics, including: Under what circumstances can you discipline employees for social media postings?; What is a lawful social media policy?; Current trends in password protection laws; and Use of social media in hiring and surveillance: what’s lawful and unlawful?