Social Media: Risky Business of Risk Aversion

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session provides an overview of how to use social media appropriately in your hiring decisions and investigations.
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Business people see all the opportunities that social media creates for them. Lawyers see risks. Both are right. The correct approach is neither to ignore the risks nor to be paralyzed by them but to navigate them. We will explore how social media can help market your brand, products, and services, while staying consistent with FTC requirements. Particular attention will be paid to possible terms in a social media policy where NLRB decisions loom large. Practical solutions that minimize (not eliminate) the risks will also be explored, so that you can still run your business but not end up in the NLRB’s cross-hairs.  Finally, this session also examines the benefits and risks of friending, linking in and tweeting. Some of the answers may surprise you.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Jonathan A. Segal

Jonathan A.

Jonathan is a partner at Duane Morris in its Employment Practice Group.


Jonathan provides counseling, strategic planning, leadership training, policy development and/or privileged audits in areas including harassment, pay equity, wage and hour compliance, criminal background checks, high-level terminations and investigations of misconduct.


Jonathan has provided training to federal judges on various employment issues across the country for 20 years.


Jonathan testified before the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues on how employers can prevent and respond to harassment in Male-Dominated Jobs.


Jonathan was appointed by the EEOC in 2015 to its Select Task Force on Harassment.

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HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
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HR Expertise
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