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Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace

Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace

Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace walks HR professionals through everything they need to know about social media in the workplace.

    Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace:
    • Provides a comprehensive examination of the opportunities and risks of social media
    • Saves time with a model social media policy that you can adapt to your own needs, allowing you to form the best plan for your organization
    • Discusses the use of social media and how it intersects with various anti-discrimination laws and obligations
    • Assists in discovering crucial information that can make or break an employment case
    • And more!

Major Topics Covered

Major topics covered in this book are:
  • What Is Social Media?: An examination of the “Big Four” in social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn): how they are used today, and what’s on the horizon for tomorrow.
  • Drafting the Workplace Social Media Policy: 10 considerations every employer needs to think through before drafting and implementing a workplace social media policy.
  • Hiring and Recruiting: How employers are using social media to locate, vet, and screen potential employees and new hires.
  • Privacy Protections: How privacy and social media interact in the workplace, and the various constitutional, statutory and common law privacy rights implicated by social media.
  • Post-Employment Covenants and Trade Secret Claims: How best to protect confidential information and trade secrets from disclosure via social networks by current and former employees.
  • Litigation: How lawyers are using social media as evidence in litigation against employers.
  • Labor Law: The meaning of protected, concerted activity, anti-solicitation policies, and how the National Labor Relations Board is applying these long-standing principles in an attempt to gut employers’ attempts to regulate what employees about saying about them online.

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Authors and Editors

Jon Hyman is a partner in the Labor & Employment and Litigation Groups at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, one of the preeminent business law firms in Cleveland, Ohio. He applies his 15 years' experience to provide proactive and cost-effective solutions to solve employers' workforce problems. Jon is also the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer's Law Blog (www.ohioemployerlawblog.com), which the American Bar Association commended as one of the top five labor and employment blogs in the country for 2010 and one of the top 100 legal blogs overall. He also serves as a frequent source for the local and national media on employment law issues, having been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain's Cleveland Business, Inside Counsel and Lawyer's USA. Super Lawyers named Jon an Ohio Rising Star in the area of Employment Law for 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Seth Borden is a partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge's New York office and is a member of the firm's Employer Services Group. Seth has been representing management in labor and employment matters since 1998. His traditional labor law practice includes areas such as labor relations, collective bargaining, response to union organizing, labor arbitration, and unfair labor practice investigations and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board. He maintains the blog Labor Relations Today (www.laborrelationstoday.com) dedicated to tracking key legislative, executive and administrative regulatory developments that significantly impact how employers interact with their employees and labor unions. Seth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, in Waltham, Mass., and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, in Brooklyn, New York.

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca is an attorney with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, in Wilmington, Del. She counsels employers in all aspects of the employment relationship and litigates on behalf of employers as plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. Ms. DiBianca is the author of the Delaware Employment Law Blog, which was honored by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 legal blawgs in the country in 2009 and 2010. She also is a frequent speaker to national audiences on the topic of social media and its impact on the workplace and on the practice of law.

Eric B. Meyer is a partner in the labor and employment group of the Philadelphia-based law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP. He dedicates his practice to litigating and assisting employers on labor and employment issues affecting the workplace, including collective bargaining, discrimination, handbook policies, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and trade secret protection. Eric also serves as a volunteer mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Among his other accomplishments, Eric publishes The Employer Handbook (www.theemployerhandbook.com), the labor and employment law blog for leading businesses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey Delaware and across the country.

Philip K. Miles III is an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pa. Philip is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Law and Civil Litigation practice groups, and author of the employment law blog Lawffice Space. He is a cum laude graduate of George Mason University School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor. Philip holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management science and information systems, from The Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business. Prior to his career in law, Philip was a software developer and information technology consultant in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Rob Radcliff is a partner with the law firm of Langley Weinstein, LLP, located in Dallas. He is a trial lawyer who represents his clients from trial through appeal. Rob practices in the areas of employment law and general commercial litigation throughout the state of Texas and other jurisdictions when necessary. His biography can be found at www.lwllp.com. Rob addresses non-compete agreements and other employment transition issues on his blog, www.smoothtransitionslawblog.com. He is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University School of Law and The University of Utah.

Daniel Schwartz is a member at Pullman & Comley, with his primary office in Hartford, Conn. His practice includes representing and counseling employers on labor and employment law through practical considerations and application of the law. He is also the author of the acclaimed Connecticut Employment Law Blog -- www.ctemploymentlawblog.com -- which discusses, debates and explores new and noteworthy developments in employment law in Connecticut. According to an article on Mashable, the Internet's top source for social media news, "Jumping feet-first into the blogopshere expanded the national reputation of lawyer Dan Schwartz as the go-to guy on Connecticut employment issues." Daniel's other accomplishments include recognition by the America Bar Association as one of its "Legal Rebels" for his innovative work for the ABA, inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 as one of the best 100 blogs by lawyers in the country for 2010 and 2011, and inclusion in the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under 40" for 2010.