FACEBOOK Firings: What an Employer 'CAN and CANNOT DO'


May 25, 2017


Melissa Fleischer

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

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What your employees say and do on social media, whether or not it is about your organization, can have a large impact on the organization’s public image. However, in the event you find that an employee has been negatively affecting your image, you cannot simply fire them. There are a lot of ifs and buts involved in such a scenario, and you should be aware of them, so you can take proper action, in case such an incident occurs.

During this webinar, our expert speaker Melissa Fleischer will walk you through the subject, delivering useful information which will help you protect your organization, and ensure compliance. You will learn what you can and cannot do about employee behavior on social media, and many other similar things. Other points covered during the webinar include: recent activity by the NLRB against employers who fired employees over Facebook posts, overview of what is lawful and what is not, the definition of lawful off-duty conduct, best practices to protect your organization, other laws that prohibit termination over off-duty conduct, and recommendations for best practices while drafting your organization’s social media policy.

Attend the webinar to educate yourself on the subject, and guard your organization against potential legal issues. All webinar attendees will be provided handouts which will help them remember and make the most of the training they have received.

Training Highlights:

  • Learn what you can and cannot do, when you find your employees saying negative things about your company on social media
  • Learn about recent activity taken by the NLRB towards employers who terminate employees for social media posts
  • Learn what is lawful (and what is not), regarding social media and your employees, in light of recent cases
  • Learn about laws that prohibit termination of employees for lawful off-duty conduct
  • Understand what actually counts as lawful off-duty behavior
  • Learn the best practices to protect your organization from legal issues, and to ensure compliance.
  • Obtain recommendations for best practices when drafting company policies regarding social media
  • Learn how you can avoid legal liability when drafting your social media policy

Who will benefit:

The following people will benefit from, and should therefore attend, this webinar:

  • Professionals working in Human Resources
  • Professionals working in Benefits
  • Business Owners (including small business owners)
  • In-house counsel
  • Financial Officers
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

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