Speaking Engagement

Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Social Media in the Workplace


Washington, D.C.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
975 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Registration and Breakfast
7:45 a.m.  - 8:15 a.m.

8:15 a.m.  - 9:30 a.m.

Facebook!  Twitter!  LinkedIn!  For better or worse, employers have been faced with an unprecedented surge in the use of social media in the workplace.  While many employers have embraced the benefits of this technology for recruiting, client development, and other business purposes, there are many legal pitfalls associated with both employee and employer use (and misuse) of social media.  Employers must be proactive in recognizing these legal risks and developing an effective strategy for addressing them. 

Please join us on Thursday, September 30, 2010 as we examine, among other topics:

  • An overview of social media and the online interaction between employers, job applicants and current and former employees.  
  • Best practices on the use of social media to attract and screen applicants.
  • Benefits and risks associated with employer’s use of social media in the pre-employment process.
  • Legal considerations for regulating employee’s use of social media in the workplace.
  • Tips for implementing an effective social media policy.


If you would like to submit a question to the speakers ahead of time or for general questions, please email events@seyfarth.com.

CLE credits have been applied for and are pending.