Drafting Effective Internet and Electronic Workplace Policies -- Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace (January 2010)

November 12, 2009

BS&K's Statewide Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Immigration Law Practice is pleased to continue its on-going program of providing Senior Executives, General Counsel, and HR Professionals with timely insight and information concerning the ever-shifting landscape in the employment environment. The topics will offer a thorough review of major areas that concern and currently affect the workplace.

HRCI Recertification Credit
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute.

Please note time difference between Downstate and Upstate locations.

Garden City / New York City

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

All Other Cities

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Program Description
The evolution of our electronic world has greatly impacted the workplace. Blackberries, iPhones, cell phones with cameras, GPS devices, laptops, etc. have increased productivity and have spawned an explosion in on-line social networking. The use of these networks by employees offer potential value to employers and, at the same time, expose an employer to serious risk if abused.

This briefing session will explore the potential value of these changes, e.g., in using those sites to defend litigation, recruit, gather background information, and market. We will also explore the potential dangers, e.g., discovering protected activity or characteristics, defamation claims, privacy breaches, negligence, harassment, intellectual property issues, confidentiality, etc.

The ultimate goal is to enable employers to identify and assess the values and risks to their organization and draft appropriate policies to address and manage the new technology and social media.