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The Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace

Regulatory and Case Law Considerations for Employers' Social Media Policy Development
Instructor:
Mark Addington
2,740 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Understand potential legal liability and best practices relating to social media policy development.

Did you know that social media posts may be protected by Federal Law and that firing an employee over their facebook posts could result in SEROUS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES?

This course is designed to help Small Business Owners, Human Resources and Marketing Executives understand some of the legal ramifications in dealing with workplace social media issues. Many businesses are adopting and enforcing policies that may create substantial liability. This course reviews a number of regulations, laws and cases that provide guidance for developing a sound social media policy.


Introduction

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Introduction

Welcome to the course! This lecture provides a framework for thinking about many of the issues we will examine during this course.

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The Obligatory Legal Disclaimer!

NOTICE: This program is offered for informational and educational purposes. Participation in this program does not create any form of attorney-client relationship.

Social Media Law and General Industry-Specific Regulations

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Existing and Emerging Regulations Impacting Social Media

A number of various governmental agencies have promulgated regulations that have been applied to social media communications. This lecture will provide a high-level summary of many of the ways in which social media is being regulated and applicable considerations.

Administrative Agency Cases (EEOC and NLRB)

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The EEOC and Social Media

The EEOC is starting to review potential illegal online conduct and the impact of social media concerning discrimination and retaliation issues.

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The NLRB and Social Media Policies

A review of important provisions within the National Labor Relations Act.

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NLRB: The Triple Play Case

A review of the facts of the Triple Play case, where the NLRB decided issues relating to social media use and applicable workplace policy enforcement.

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NLRB Memos on Social Media

The NLRB's acting General Counsel released three memos in 2011 and 2012 detailing the results of investigations in dozens of social media cases. This lecture gives a general description of these memos and a link for each.

Building Social Media Policies

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Social Media Policies

A discussion of important considerations when developing a social media policy.

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What to avoid when crafting a Social Media Policy

Based on current cases, this lecture reviews mistakes and problems that can arise when developing a social media policy.

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What to include when crafting a Social Media Policy

This lecture discusses the types of provisions that should be considered when crafting a social media policy.

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FINAL EXAM
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