Litigation partner Erik Weibust and Labor & Employment associate Jeff Burns will present “Protecting Trade Secrets in the Age of Social Media” to the Boston Bar Association on Thursday, April 17.
Most employers today have implemented social media policies that govern such things as if and when employees may access social media during the workday and appropriate uses thereof, but many companies fall short in protecting their trade secrets and customer relationships or goodwill. Employees, especially younger ones, may unwittingly put their employers at risk simply by connecting with customers and/or vendors on LinkedIn, or by boasting about their latest achievements on Facebook or Twitter. Or they may be using social media intentionally to solicit customers or employees after termination.
This program will address how employers can recognize and mitigate these risks without overreaching and subjecting themselves to liability.
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