Seyfarth Events

What Every Public Sector Employer Should Know About Computer Use And Social Media - A Timely Webinar



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific 


Employers generally have embraced the benefits of social media for a wide variety of uses.  Although there are various legal pitfalls associated with the use and misuse of social media by employees and management, those legal challenges are greatly enhanced in the public sector.  As the law struggles to keep pace with rapid technological change, it is important that you are not left behind.  A systematic and proactive approach to computer use and social media can permit your public entity to benefit from the use technology and social media, while limiting the potential for liability.

Marc is an experienced labor and employment attorney with significant experience counseling  public and private sector clients.  Brian, a former Cook County Assistant States Attorney, is an experienced litigator who does significant work in the areas of computer fraud and abuse and technology-related litigation  

Topics for the program will include:

  • Best practices regarding policies and procedures
  • How to avoid the violation of the legal rights of employees’ and others
  •  Some lawful uses of social media for public entities