Rising Tides: Dealing With Social Media in the Workplace

June 27, 2013 at 11:00am12:00pm

Three-out-of-every-four employees are accessing social media on their personal devices once a day, with 60 percent saying they check multiple times per day. This recent and alarming research about social media in the workplace confirms what many HR pros already know: Employees are going to use social media at work, whether you approve of it or not.*

While employers should embrace social media as a useful resource, they must also be aware of the legal issues that can arise. Join Dinsmore attorney Brian Moore for a practical look into the irreversible trend of using mobile devices, Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking tools and the potential impact they may have on the workplace, including hiring and firing decisions.

In this complimentary 60-minute webinar, Brian will discuss:

  • Advantages to allowing employees to use social networking technologies in the workplace 
  • The National Labor Relations Board’s position regarding employee speech on social media sites, including some lessons learned from controversial “Facebook firings” 
  • Why your social media policy is critical, whether it's a wide-open policy, a very restricting one or somewhere between 
  • Best practices for employers in addressing workplace problems that new technologies create, and provide tips for avoiding legal liability


Brian Moore | Partner
A former Chairperson of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Employment Law Committee, Brian Moore’s business-oriented approach enables him to guide clients through a myriad of labor and employment challenges. He has guided employers through an array of issues, including workers’ compensation, sexual harassment, age discrimination, unemployment, unfair labor practice and union representation cases — advises them on policies and procedures to help them mitigate risk. He is also an active speaker and writer on labor and employment law issues.