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Rising Above the Risks of Social Media: Responsibilities and Policies in the Workplace

Sponsored by ADP, presented by Jackson Lewis
This webinar is HRCI Approved

With more than 800 million active users, chances are good that your employees are on Facebook®. And since more than 50% of those active users log into Facebook® on any given day, chances are good your employees are on Facebook® today.

More and more employers are recognizing social media’s potential for business growth. But are they taking care to avoid the legal pitfalls? While social media presents many opportunities to small and large businesses alike, it also presents potential legal risk. This 1 hour webinar will provide practical guidance on protecting your company against social networking risks, while taking advantage of the connections that sites like Facebook® offer.

Topics covered will include:

  • Know the Risks...and Rewards

    The rewards are great, social media technology allows small business owners to reach new customers, connect with existing ones, find the right talent and help improve their product and service. However, it’s important to understand the legal ramifications that could arise after employees post to these sites or employers take adverse action. Employees could intentionally or inadvertently share confidential company information. An employee could post offensive comments about your company – or say things that, if credited to your company, could subject you to liability.

  • Know the Laws

    Regardless of the pros and cons of allowing your employees to use social media on company time, legal trouble is the last thing you need as an employer. Employers need to consider many laws, such as, the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act and much more.

  • Know What Rules to Set

    To help reduce the risk associated with social networking sites like Facebook®, create a social media policy that’s straightforward and clear and that your employees fully understand.

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Plus, all participants will receive a complimentary copy of our reference guide: Rising Above the Risks of Social Media: Responsibilities and Policies in the Workplace.

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