This information-packed webinar explores what employers need to know about using social media in internal workplace investigations, and offers best practice solutions for conducting workplace investigations legally and effectively.
- Key restrictions under state social media laws
- Legal pitfalls to avoid when conducting discrimination investigations in the workplace
- How to conduct compliant discrimination / harassment / threat / defamation investigations
- When you can and cannot ask for an employee’s passwords
- What employee conduct the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) protects and the finer points of the guidelines it has provided
- Employee privacy dangers and what defines a ‘Reasonable Expectation of Privacy’
- Discussion of cases where social media was misused
- Broader implications for using social media in applicant screening / hiring
- What multi-state employers must consider when drafting social media policies for investigations
- Steps to take right away to be sure your current social media and investigation practices and policies are compliant
Product ID: 13499
Your webinar includes the top-selling guide Conducting Internal Investigations – a $347 value – absolutely FREE!
Jam-packed with compliance guidelines, this 70 page guide will arm you with the knowledge you need to properly conduct internal investigations from complaint to closure.
- When Do You Need to Conduct an Internal Investigation?
- Investigative Policy for Your Organization
- Investigation Process
- Preparing for the Investigation
- Conducting the Investigation
- Collect Evidence
- Witness Interviews
- Post-investigation Process
- Handling Specific Situations
This essential guide also includes finger-tip access to sample materials and relevant policy information, including:
- Sample Investigative Policy
- Investigative Process
- Sample Questions
- Sample Report Guidelines
- Tips for Successful Investigations
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William A. Nolan,
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
William A. Nolan serves as the managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Ohio office, which he opened in 2009. He is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Department. He works to bring attentiveness and clarity to bear on employment, contract, and other disputes, and helps clients build teams, policies and processes to minimize the frequency and severity of disputes.
Bill's litigation and trial work includes covenant not to compete and trade secret cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. He regularly defends employers in discrimination and discharge lawsuits and administrative proceedings, and is experienced in wage and hour, contract and tort litigation, and arbitrations and mediations.
Tina A. Syring
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Tina A. Syring is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Minneapolis office and a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Department.
As a former human resources director and in-house counsel, Tina uses her experience to counsel employers on labor and employment issues with a business focus. Tina works with employers in addressing complex issues such as social media issues; executive terminations; allegations of harassment or discrimination; wage and hour strategies; whistleblower complaints; and long-term succession planning. Tina helps clients navigate through wage and hour audits by the Department of Labor and Affirmative Action program reviews by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
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