Labor and Employment Law Issues Related to Social Networking

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Employers who use social media will find that they may be violating rules under the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulations from the Federal Trade commission, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Health Insurance and Portability Act, and state security requirements, and many other laws.

Disciplining employees for their comments on social media can be a minefield. Not disciplining employees for their comments on social media can be a minefield. What is an employer to do?

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Identification of social media
  • Why social networking has become the human resource professional's latest friend
  • Why social networking has become the human resource professional's latest enemy
  • The National Labor Relations Board's position on disciplining employees for statement made on social networking sites
  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's position on social networking
  • The Federal Trade Commission's guidelines regarding businesses using social media for endorsement purposes
  • What GINA says about social networking and obtaining employees' genetic information
  • When employee statements can violate HIPAA
  • When can a human resource professional use information on social networking sites in conducting background checks
  • What policies you should consider to protect your company from inappropriate comments on social networking sites
  • How to protect your company's reputation from the disgruntled ex-employee who takes to social networking sites for revenge

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