#You'reFired@Work: Social Media and Employment Law
Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
"Be respectful to the company, other employees, customers, and competitors" seems like sensible language for a social media policy. But the National Labor Relations Board has told us that it is illegal. And criticism of a company on FB may be protected if just one other employee presses the “Like” button. This talk will explain how to create clear workplace policies to protect companies from legal liability while promoting effective use of new social media channels. Topics include:
• Using social media in recruitment
• Protections for social media posts by employees
• Recent decisions on social media based employment terminations
• Creating a legal and effective social media policy
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Wendy Stryker is counsel to the Employment and Litigation Groups at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. She represents marketing services agencies, media companies, tech startups, and other sophisticate...Show the rest
Wendy Stryker is counsel to the Employment and Litigation Groups at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. She represents marketing services agencies, media companies, tech startups, and other sophisticated corporations and individual executives in New York State and Federal courts and before administrative agencies and self-regulatory organizations.
She has extensive experience guiding media, advertising and publishing clients through sensitive matters, including hostile work environment claims, use of freelancers, and the application of child labor laws to child actors and models. She advises on a wide variety of day-to-day employment issues as they arise, including discrimination, employee classification, wage and hour, employee discipline, employee use of social media, background checks, interview questions, identity and work authorization issues, and requests for accommodations. She regularly performs on-site training for client staff and reviews and drafts agreements and policies, including handbooks, offer letters, non-disclosure agreements, restrictive covenants, and employment and severance agreements.
Ms. Stryker has also successfully handled litigation and administrative proceedings for executives and some of the world’s best-known marketing services agencies and sophisticated corporations. In addition to her employment practice, Ms. Stryker’s litigation experience includes advertising, trademark and copyright, entertainment, First Amendment, and general commercial litigation matters.
Ms. Stryker is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union and is a member of the NYC Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee. She is admitted to practice in New York.Hide the rest