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When Employees Attack: Responding to Negative Employee Comments on the Web

Webinar: ID# 1018053
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As social networking, via online tools such as MySpace®, Facebook®, and Twitter®, have exploded in popularity over the last few years, many employers have had to deal with inappropriate conduct by their employees on the web, including an employee's direct criticism of the company.

According to one survey, at least half of all employers have had to discipline employees for inappropriate online conduct. It is crucial for you to understand their rights and obligations when dealing with employees who present such problems.

This topic provides both the legal framework within which an employer already facing such issues can act as well as strategies for avoiding such problems to begin with. Receive best practice tips for anyone looking to develop a policy that regulates employee online conduct.

Agenda

Types of Online Media Social Networking Tools and Resources
Laws Impacting Employee Online Behavior and Its Effects in the Workplace
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • State Off-Duty Conduct Statutes
  • Whistle-Blower Statutes
  • Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Statutes
How Should an Employer Respond?
  • Discipline or Terminate Employee
  • Include and Enforce Confidentiality and Nondisparagement Provisions in Employment
Contracts in Employee Policies and Procedures Handbooks
  • Litigation Strategy to Protect Trade Secrets
  • Litigation Strategy to Protect Contracts and Business Relationships From Interference
  • Litigation Strategy to Protect Business From Defamation
Should Employers Have a Policy on Employee Online Conduct?
  • Pros and Cons
  • What Should an Effective Policy Include?
About The Presenters

Ashley N. Harrison, Esq.
  • Associate in the Kansas City office of Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Practice focuses on national litigation and policy matters on behalf of leading multinational corporations and representing America’s finest corporations
  • Member of The Missouri Bar
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Boston College
Margaret G. Inomata, Esq.
  • Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Practice focuses on national litigation and policy matters on behalf of leading multinational corporations and representing America’s finest corporations
  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar, New Jersey Bar, and Virginia Bar
  • J.D. degree, The George Washington University Law School; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, The George Washington University
Tiffany F. Lim, Esq.
  • Associate in the Houston office of Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Practice focuses on national litigation and policy matters on behalf of leading multinational corporations and representing America’s finest corporations
  • Member of the California Bar and Texas Bar
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of San Francisco; B.Com. degree, University of British Columbia
William C. Martucci, Esq.
  • Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of national employment litigation and policy matters, with particular focus on national class action litigation, employment discrimination, wage and hour, unfair competition, and litigation with the EEOC
  • Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers notes: “Bill Martucci is worth having on any dream team for employment litigation and policy issues”
  • Featured in the National Law Journal for defense jury verdicts in California and nationwide
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for trial work and national employment litigation, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers, and in The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers
  • Named in Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive as one of America’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers
  • Teaches Multinational Business Policy and the Global Workplace at Georgetown
  • Member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, New York State Bar Association and The Missouri Bar
  • Executive education, Harvard Business School
  • LL.M. degree, Georgetown University Law Center; A.B. degree, Rutgers College, Henry Rutgers Scholar
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