Law Seminars International Presents: Call from Anywhere for a One-Hour Expert Analysis by Phone on

Social Media and the Workplace
The current state of the law and practical considerations for employers

March 21, 2012
Call in from Anywhere!
TeleBriefing starts at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern

Who Should Call In

Attorneys, executives, HR and management professionals involved in employment law and policy.

Why You Should Call In

The use of social media by companies and organizations continues to grow. Social media has become a vital part of how many companies and organizations connect with their customers, clients, stakeholders and the general public. But with the growing use of social media, employers face new risks stemming from employee use of social media inside and outside of the workplace -- including, in particular, risks relating to how they are being portrayed by their employees.

Recognizing this danger, many employers have sought to regulate their employees' use of social media. In so doing, employers run the risk of violating the National Labor Relations Act, which regulates nearly all private sector employers even where a union not is present. Disciplining or discharging an employee for violating an unlawful social media policy carries substantial liability risk.

This TeleBriefing will address the current state of the law with respect to an employer's ability to regulate employee social media activity and offer tips on how an employer may use social media internally to improve employee engagement and reduce the risk of being portrayed negatively in the social media world.

What You Will Learn

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

10:00 am

Social Media and the Workplace

Introduction & Overview

Phillip Schreiber, Esq., Moderator, Partner
Holland & Knight LLP / Chicago, IL

Liability Risks and Other Potential Pitfalls

James S. Barber, Esq., Partner
Clausen Miller P.C. / Chicago, IL

Strategies for Harnessing the Power of Social Media

David W. Miller, Esq., Senior Consultant
HR Solutions Inc. / Chicago, IL

11:00 am

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



$125 to dial in

$175 to dial in and receive continuing education credit

$50 for each additional person on the line who wishes to receive credit

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact our office for more information.

Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. If you are unable to join the call, you can download the audio and materials later or we'll send you an audio CD and written materials for an additional $10.

Continuing Education Credits

We will apply for CLE credits in the following states: AK, AL, AZ, AR, BC, CA, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY (experienced attorneys only), OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY.

You can self-apply for credits in: CO, FL, HI, ID, MT, NJ, and OK.

CLE credits currently are not available in: DE or OH.

If you need other types of credits, please call us at (206) 567-4490.

Call In Info

The dial-in number and a link to the materials will be emailed to you the day before the TeleBriefing. All orders are processed within one business day of receipt.

If You Cannot Attend

You may download the entire audio and materials for $125 or obtain an audio CD and printed materials for an additional $10. Both options include the written materials. Downloads are available within 48 hours after the TeleBriefing or from the date we receive payment. We will ship a CD order via UPS ground within two weeks after the TeleBriefing or from the date we receive payment.
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Our Distinguished Panel

Phillip Schreiber, Moderator, is a partner in the Chicago office of Holland & Knight LLP. Mr. Schreiber is a member of the firm's labor and employment practice group where he leads the wage and hour team. His practice covers employment discrimination and wage and hour claims before federal and state administrative agencies and courts, as well as issues relating to drug and alcohol testing, the WARN Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful discharge, employee handbooks, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, separation agreements and various other employment-related matters. Mr. Schreiber's practice also covers traditional labor matters, including union elections, contract arbitration and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

James S. Barber is a partner with Clausen Miller P.C., where he is Chair of the Employment Practice Group. Mr. Barber counsels and represents corporations and management in the areas of employment policy, contracts, labor, wage and hour standards and employment litigation. He represents management before the National Labor Relations Board and other federal and state labor departments and agencies. For the last six consecutive years, Mr. Barber has been recognized by Crain's Chicago as a Leading Lawyer in Employment Law. For the fifth consecutive year, Mr. Barber has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law & Politics. He has an "AV" rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

David W. Miller is a Senior Consultant for HR Solutions. Mr. Miller is responsible for administering surveys, facilitating employee feedback sessions, and providing senior leadership with results-oriented advisory services. He specializes in talent management, data analysis, and communication engagements. Some of the major clients he has worked with have included: Ace Hardware, ACNielsen, Envirocon, Ingalls Health System, Innovatia Inc., Johnsonville Sausage, Mercy Health System, Molex Inc, Murphy Oil, RadioShack, and University of Saskatchewan Library.