Cabada & Hameed LLP partner Sayema Hameed has prepared an informative new CLE presentation on Drafting an Employer Social Media Policy: What You Need To Know.
With the skyrocketing numbers of people using social media such as Facebook and Twitter, employee use of social media is fast becoming a subject of concern for employers. Employers who wish to place restrictions on employee use of social media must be aware of the risks, benefits and guidelines for preparing employer social media policies.
Ms. Hameed’s presentation addresses the risks and benefits of checking employee or job applicant social media accounts, including a summary of recent and pending legislation addressing this issue. She also presents the basic legal principles for drafting an employer social media policy, summarizing the guidelines recently issued by the National Labor Relations Board and providing specific examples of lawful and unlawful policy language.
A sample social media policy approved by the National Labor Relations Board is also provided. In addition to the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. §§ 151-169), this presentation also addresses other federal laws to take into account when preparing an employee social media policy.
The presentation is available for purchase here: http://www.onepathlpm.com/product/drafting-an-employer-social-media-policy/